Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver Sammy Watkins missed a majority of the 2016 season due to a foot injury.
In 2014, Doug Whaley wanted to draft Sammy Watkins and was willing to give up a lot for him. In the end, Whaley traded the Buffalo Bills’ 2014 first round draft pick — as well as a first and fourth round draft pick in 2015 — just to draft Watkins at No. 4.
Watkins posseses a lot of talent. Unfortunately, his injuries have either caused him to lose time completely or be limited when playing. With that being said, he hasn’t really had a solid opportunity to showcase his talent.
For the Buffalo Bills, that seems to be the case too often.
After having surgery this offseason to further repair his injured foot, Sammy Watkins will look to finally give Buffalo Bills’ fans what they’ve been waiting for in 2017. It might be a little late, but time works on both ends and Watkins is running out of time to prove he’s more than an unreliable receiver.
With Tyrod Taylor throwing him the ball again, Sammy Watkins will be the Bills’ No. 1 receiver next season and will look to contribute heavy to a potential playoff run.
Weight: 211 pounds
Age: 23 years old
Drafted: 1st Round, 4th (2014 by BUF)
The Buffalo Bills traded a 2014 first round, 2015 first round and 2015 fourth round to move up and grab Watkins.
Current Contract: 4-year $19.9 million
2017 Base Salary: $690,000
2017 Cap Hit: $6.34 million
2016 Stats: 8 games, 28 receptions, 52 targets, 430 yards, 15.4 avg., 2 touchdowns, 20 first downs
2015 Stats: 13 games, 60 catches, 95 targets, 1,047 yards, 9 touchdowns, 17.5 avg., 41 first downs
2014 Stats: 16 games, 65 catches, 128 targets, 982 yards, 15.1 avg., 6 touchdowns, 47 first downs
Career Stats: 37 games, 153 catches, 275 targets, 2,459 yards, 16.1 avg., 17 touchdowns, 108 first downs
2017 Prediction: 14 games, 90 catches, 130 targets, 1,137 yards, 9 touchdowns, 72 first downs
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