2014 NFL Draft – Sammy Watkins (4th overall)
One year after drafting the quarterback they hoped would solidify the position, the Buffalo Bills traded up to give him a top wide receiver in Sammy Watkins. The former Clemson wide receiver spent three seasons with the Bills and over that time was pretty productive.
In his first two seasons, Watkins had 2,209 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. He appeared to be on his way to being that top wide receiver that this offense had been missing. However, he struggled to stay healthy, missing 11 games between his second and third year.
The Bills, now run by Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane, knew they would not be trying to re-sign Watkins at the end of his deal so they traded him to the Los Angeles Rams prior to the 2017 season.
This draft class has a number of difference makers for their respective franchises and the Bills would have been better off selecting one of these players instead of Watkins.