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Clemson’s Sammy Watkins leaving school early to enter draft

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Teams at the top of the draft who don’t get the quarterback of their choosing can still help their passing game.

According to Pete Iacobelli of the Associated Press, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is leaving school a year early to enter the draft.

He’ll be joined by wide receiver┬áMartavis Bryant and cornerback Bashaud Breeland in leaving Clemson early, but Watkins will be of the most interest.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior is expected to go in the top half of the first round (at least). He caught a school record 101 passes for 1,464 yards this season. He did have a drug-related suspension as a sophomore, but he stayed out of trouble and produced at a high level this year.

He left NFL scouts with a good final impression, with 16 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns in Clemson’s Orange Bowl win over Ohio State.

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15 Responses to “Clemson’s Sammy Watkins leaving school early to enter draft”
  1. machine64red2 says: Jan 6, 2014 7:00 AM

    Please Cleveland, take him @ 4

  2. meatcarroll says: Jan 6, 2014 7:27 AM

    Drug suspension huh. Sounds like the Seahawks can’t wait to trade up for him!

  3. kev86 says: Jan 6, 2014 7:56 AM

    NYG at 12? Nah

  4. fwippel says: Jan 6, 2014 8:17 AM

    High first round draft pick. If he stays out of trouble, he’ll be a great WR.

  5. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 6, 2014 8:19 AM

    He will make some team very happy. Rare talent.

  6. kane337 says: Jan 6, 2014 8:22 AM

    He’s a stud WR and a future Falcon to go with Julio and Roddy.

  7. tokyosandb1aster says: Jan 6, 2014 8:34 AM

    We don’t need him in Green Bay.

  8. tigeralum2010 says: Jan 6, 2014 8:43 AM

    Absolute stud. He’s a lot better than DeAndre Hopkins. He’s the most dynamic Clemson player I’ve seen since CJ Spiller. He’s going to make some team in the top 5-7 very happy. Kid has unreal speed, moves, and it seems like he ALWAYS makes the catch and alrady knows where he wants to cut/turn/juke/go, three steps ahead. He’s a freak.

  9. justwinsomeday says: Jan 6, 2014 8:46 AM

    He doesn’t make it out of the first 5. If he keeps his nose clean and has the work ethic, he’s got a great future. I’d gladly take him.

  10. ctiggs says: Jan 6, 2014 8:46 AM

    As an Ohio State fan, I never want to see this guy again.

  11. southpaw2k says: Jan 6, 2014 9:09 AM

    April’s draft is clearly offense-heavy with plenty of depth at quarterback, offensive line, and wide receiver. Teams with needs at in any of those three areas will have plenty to pick from to upgrade,

    I’m starting to feel a whole lot better about the Ravens’ chances of drafting potentially Mike Evans and still getting a quality tackle or guard in the second round.

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 6, 2014 10:26 AM

    He will be drafted 7th +/- 2.

  13. amazingguy101 says: Jan 6, 2014 11:15 AM

    He’s first round talent. If I had to take a pick where he goes is buccaneers.

  14. nflcrimerankingscom says: Jan 6, 2014 11:27 AM

    Josh Gordon + Sammy Watkins + Decent QB = Points!

  15. realfootballfan says: Jan 6, 2014 11:33 AM

    Guy’s going to be a star.

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