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Bills take a chance, trade up and get Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins selected by Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins selected by Buffalo Bills
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The hype surrounding Sammy Watkins is nothing like you've heard before regarding a rookie wide receiver. Every NFL analyst and draft expert believes Watkins is pure talent and will only increase the Buffalo Bills receiving core.

Imagine being a Bills fan growing up and eventually having that team trade up for you in the NFL draft. That's what happened to Sammy Watkins.

The Bills may have given up too much, including a first-round selection for 2015, but Watkins could be the safest pick in the NFL Draft. That’s an amazing statement considering WR’s don’t usually flourish in their first year of the NFL.

Sammy Watkins owns a number of Clemson records, 23 in fact, and will now look to attack the NFL rookie records. He holds the record for career receptions (240), receiving yards (3,391) and touchdowns (27, tied with Hopkins).

Paired with second-year wide receiver Robert Woods, Watkins also brings speed and the amazing ability to create for the Bills. \

He started 12 of 13 games for Clemson in 2013 catching 85 balls and recording 1,237 yards adding 10 touchdowns. He also has the agility to be a solid kickoff or punt returner as he averaged 22.9 yards on kickoffs. Watkins isn’t a one-trick pony, he can also run the ball, much like Tavon Austin.

There’s no doubt Sammy Watkins is a game changer and will be for Buffalo Bills, regardless if they keep Stevie Johnson or don’t.

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