Sammy Watkins, WR, Bills (1st round, Clemson)
Watkins, widely heralded as the most talented wideout coming into this year’s draft, was picked by Buffalo with the fourth overall pick. With the Bills’ recent history of poor drafts leading to annual losing seasons, fans need to hope he can establish himself as a playmaker right out of the gate, as he figures to be the Bills’ top WR option for second-year quarterback EJ Manuel. His combine results weren’t terribly impressive given his competition (4.43-second 40-yard dash, 16 bench reps, etc.), but have no doubt—Watkins has world-class speed and a very high ceiling as a 21-year-old rookie who averaged well over 100 receiving yards per game in his last college season. Hopefully, he can give Buffalo something to cheer about—they’ve needed it for a while.
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