The Buffalo Bills drafted Sammy Watkins fourth overall in the 2014 NFL draft. The former Clemson wide receiver has been seen as a lock to be a top-10 pick almost since he stepped on campus at Clemson, and the Bills made sure that prediction played out.
There is no denying Watkins' apparent talents. He shone from the instant he took the field at Clemson, becoming a key cog in the Tigers' offensive attack immediately. Watkins posted two seasons with 1,200 or more receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in his three years at Clemson and was widely regarded as one of the best NFL prospects in the country last season.
From a skills standpoint, it's hard to see any real holes in Watkins' game. He has good speed, acceleration and agility, and his route running is solid. His hands are good, and he has the strength not to get knocked around on 50-50 passes.
However, Watkins isn't a can't-miss prospect. He's not overly big for a wideout, and while he's fast, he's not blazingly quick. He's struggled with occasional drop issues throughout his career, and with his slimmer build, there are concerns regarding his durability at the professional level.
Will Watkins be the all-around wideout star his talent says he can be, or will his size and drops cost him dearly in the pros? Watch as our draft experts discuss his ceiling and what he brings to the league.