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Sammy Watkins starting to think “outside the box”

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Sammy Watkins has made some trips to see teams who shouldn’t be able to get him, such as the Lions, picking 10th.

But someone might be willing to make even more of a move for the Clemson wide receiver.

He tweeted out an intriguing message this afternoon, which included a few emoticons but what might be an interesting underlying meaning.

“All those teams in top 10 might draft me but I been thinking outside the box interesting phone calls,” he wrote.

There are several teams with great need at the position outside the top 10, among them the 49ers. But while they have draft picks to spare, it would take quite a haul to go from 30th to the top five.

Watkins is an explosive player, who could make an immediate impact. For a team which might be a player away, he could well be worth it.

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28 Responses to “Sammy Watkins starting to think “outside the box””
  1. bcb1999 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:41 PM

    Dude’s just playing the game, like the teams do pre-draft.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2014 5:41 PM

    Or maybe he’s starting to think “outside the Green Room”.

  3. thepftpoet says: Apr 29, 2014 5:44 PM

    Sammy Watkins & Cordarelle Patterson are future of the wide receiver position.

    They both have the field vision of a running back.

  4. hjb99992013 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:45 PM

    I wonder who is doing the actual tweeting?

    Watkins or his agent who probably promised a top 4 selection

  5. shaggyjeff says: Apr 29, 2014 5:51 PM

    Great player but the red flags are there …

  6. brownsmakemecrazy says: Apr 29, 2014 6:04 PM

    Come to Cleveland Sammy. Farmer you have to draft him!

  7. coloneldukelacross says: Apr 29, 2014 6:05 PM

    I don’t think he knows what outside the box means.

  8. thewiseowloftruth says: Apr 29, 2014 6:07 PM

    Rams should take him at #2. Don’t understand why some mock drafts have them taking Robinson, especially after the Jason Smith disaster (ironically at #2) and also since Fisher has never used a first round pick on a lineman.

  9. bennyb82 says: Apr 29, 2014 6:10 PM

    He seems like a player that would fit well with any team that has a solid qb. I might just be stating the obvious…

  10. bennyb82 says: Apr 29, 2014 6:11 PM

    Ponder just needs one more weapon…jk

  11. barneyrumble says: Apr 29, 2014 6:13 PM

    This guy is fast, and a lot of guys are fast, but Watkins has really good hands and that is something not everyone has. He will be a difference maker for some team.

  12. wishingtonredslur says: Apr 29, 2014 6:16 PM

    Can you refuse to get drafted or turn down a selection?

  13. bcetour says: Apr 29, 2014 6:18 PM

    Yes, I recall a team that was “one player away” mortgaging their future to land an elite WR.

    Player: Julio Jones
    Team: Atlanta Falcons

    Never made the Super Bowl

    Learn from history. Don’t do it.

  14. jvillenole says: Apr 29, 2014 6:24 PM

    With all due respect, I would say the jury is still out in regards to the Atlanta Falcons not making a SB. Julio Jones is still young and was injured last year, as was Roddy White. You take those two guys away from any offense, and your entire team will suffer.

  15. warhammer420 says: Apr 29, 2014 6:32 PM

    Lions, please trade up and get him!

  16. brownoholic says: Apr 29, 2014 6:46 PM

    He’s a beast, but I’d love for the Browns to trade down if he falls to them at pick #4. WR class is deep & we can get a great one to line up across from Josh Gordon a little later on.

  17. cguy7 says: Apr 29, 2014 6:48 PM

    Excellent receiver, but I’m not sure he is elite. Bring those draft picks if you want pick #4. Rather take a guy like Moncrief in the 2nd or 3rd. Don’t read much into the Ohio State game – we couldn’t cover anybody last year.

  18. talkingproud says: Apr 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    Sammy has let it be known that his favorite team growing up was the Buffalo Bills. And Bills have been reported to be looking to move up.

  19. beavertonsteve says: Apr 29, 2014 8:07 PM

    Toronto Argonauts? Now THAT would be outside the box.

  20. DrSteveBrule says: Apr 29, 2014 8:11 PM

    Trade Aldon Smith plus their 1st pick and they might be able to jump up.

  21. mspencer405 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:13 PM

    Sorry to let you down, but it’s well known the bills want Clowney or Mack. I’d like to see the Lions trade up and take him. I’m about 95% sure 49ers are trading up to get him.

  22. kenstabler says: Apr 29, 2014 8:43 PM

    The Jags would be the perfect spot for someone to trade up. They need a QB, and a WR would be a waste at this spot right now. I just don’t like any of the top QB’s in this draft in the top 10. If the Jags could do a Herschel Walker type trade with the Niners they should do it. It’s a very deep draft for QB’s.

  23. teek77 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:46 PM

    I don’t think anyone needs him more than the Panthers. It’s a lot warmer in Carolina than Detroit, Buffalo, or Cleveland and he would be like a hometown hero with Clemson nearby. The Panthers would have to give up a lot to trade-up from 28th. Do you think anyone would be interested in an overpaid running back in the trade??? Can’t blame a person for dreaming!

  24. joemammy says: Apr 29, 2014 9:04 PM

    Sammy is no Josh Gordon. I just love reading all of the comments about Watkins going in the top 5 of the draft.

    Do you knuckleheads remember that Josh Gordon was a supplementary 2nd round pick? Do you also remember that most of you laughed at the Browns for “wasting” a pick on Gordon? I do.

    Sammy will be a Cleveland Brown. He will be pick #4. And he will be the SECOND BEST receiver on the Cleveland Browns.

    Now, cover that pair!

  25. shaggyjeff says: Apr 29, 2014 9:08 PM

    Pot charge and controlled substance charge in 2012 = red flag

  26. thereyougo2 says: Apr 29, 2014 10:49 PM

    Hey doctor, pick someone else. Alton Smith is used.

    Redslur, they don’t have to sign, ie Elway, Eli.

  27. jjackwagon says: Apr 30, 2014 11:17 AM

    9ers don’t need him, they pulled off that awesome trade for Baldwin last year. No way Watkins could top his production! LOL!!!

  28. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 1, 2014 12:26 AM

    Think out of the box if you like, but I’m afraid Watkins is more likely to go early to a team that really doesn’t have the QB to get the ball to him.

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