• Cleveland Browns should take Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins in NFL Draft 2014 -- Bud Shaw

    Summary of 29 articles · Updated May 10, 2014
    Evans is considered the No. 2 wideout in the draft behind Clemson’s Sammy Watkins. The talk that the Lions want to trade up in the draft for Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins is not going away. Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins would instantly give the Browns one of the top receiving corps in the National Football League. Sammy Watkins is headed to the Buffalo Bills, who moved up five spots in a trade with the Cleveland Browns to take the wide receiver with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft. A scout ...
    Source: cleveland.com
    • QBs Murray, Mettenberger among late picks

      Sammy Watkins, the fourth overall selection in the first round by Buffalo, saw his older brother, Florida cornerback Jaylen Watkins, taken by Philadelphia to open the fourth round.
    • Johnson trade clears deck for Watkins

      That didn't take very long. Less than 24 hours after trading up in the first round Thursday night to draft Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the Buffalo Bills sent veteran wideout Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers on Friday afternoon for a co…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • BDC 5/9: Bills Select WR Watkins on Day One

      DAILY REPORT – The Buffalo Bills traded with the Cleveland Browns for the fourth overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft last night and selected wide receiver Sammy Watkins out of Clemson. Watkins is one of only two players in Clemson history to generat…
    • Trickle-down effect of Watkins trade

      The Buffalo Bills' trade Thursday night that netted Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins has implications beyond its steep cost. In moving up five spots to select Watkins, the Bills gave up their 2015 first- and fourth-round picks, limiting their ability…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Comparing Watkins deal to Jones trade

      In Sammy Watkins, the Buffalo Bills got their guy. He was the top-rated player on their draft board and widely considered the top receiver available in the draft. The Bills say that he can contribute right away and if all goes according to plan, he'll s…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Watkins’ Bills ties stretch back to Butler

      Bills top pick Sammy Watkins has a lot of bills ties already. He has three former Clemson Tigers on the roster with him and he and fellow Clemson WR Perry Tuttle were the only players in Bills history that Buffalo trade up within round one to draft. The…
    • For two first-round picks, Bills need Sammy Watkins to be a star

      Sammy Watkins is the Bills’ 2014 first-round pick. And their 2015 first-round pick. And their 2015 fourth-round pick. Which means the Bills need Watkins to be nothing less than a star. The Bills traded those three picks to move up in the first round and…
    • What Spiller will say to Watkins

      Bills RB C.J. Spiller is one of Sammy Watkins newest teammates. Having both played their college ball at Clemson they’ve crossed paths a lot over the past four years. Spiller was naturally over the moon about Watkins being added to Buffalo’s offense in …
    • How Watkins grew up a Bills fan

      Growing up in Fort Myers, Florida Sammy Watkins wasn’t exactly in Bills country, but he was drawn to Buffalo’s team colors and their high-powered offense on football video games back in 2002 when Drew Bledsoe was throwing the ball all over the yard to E…
    • Andre Reed and Sammy Watkins already bonding

      Legendary Bills wide receiver Andre Reed and the newest Bills wide reciever Sammy Watkins have already formed a bond. “I met Sammy Watkins a couple of days ago,” said Reed. “I’ve seen him play here-and-there. I really like his style. Big, fast guy that …
    • Buffalo Bills Trade Up to No. 4, Select Clemson WR Sammy Watkins

      The Buffalo Bills made the first bold move of the 2014 NFL draft, trading up to the No. 4 overall pick to select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
      Source: boston.com
    • Bills take a big risk for Watkins

      There soon will be a new owner in Buffalo. G.M. Doug Whaley has opted to do what he has to do to impress the eventual boss. By giving up the No. 9 pick this year and a first-round pick and fourth-round pick in 2015, Whaley has sacrificed picks that ther…
    • Bills Trade With Cleveland; Take WR Sammy Watkins With 4th Pick In NFL Draft

      The aggressive Bills moved up in a move with the Browns, and took WR Sammy Watkins with the 3rd pick in the NFL Draft. In return for the fourth pick, the Browns received Buffalo’s No. 9 pick in addition to a first- and fourth-round pick in 2015.
      Source: billsgab.com
    • Bills pay steep price to move up for Watkins; Browns had no choice but to trade out

      You can't blame the Browns. Cleveland fans might be irritated that their team might have moved out of the fourth slot in a draft that might have five elite players, but trust us: The Browns had to make this move. The Bills paid an insane price to move u…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Only 2nd time Bills have traded up in 1st

      With the Bills trading up from their pick from nine to four to take Clemson WR Sammy Watkins it marks just the second time in their history they have moved up within round one of the NFL draft. The only other time the Bills moved up in round one was in …
    • Raiders may have Evans ahead of Watkins

      As the draft approaches, buzz has been building that Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans could end up in the top five. He actually could end up ahead of receiver Sammy Watkins, as the first wideout selected. As one league source who is as connected on mat…
    • Sammy Watkins, Derek Carr, Bradley Roby: Cleveland Browns Scenario No. 1 for NFL Draft 2014

      This scenario for the Browns would give them a big-play receiver, a big-armed quarterback and an cover corner opposite Joe Haden.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Mike Evans met with Jets, ‘if they add me, I think it’d be great’

      With rumors that the Jets are interested in trading up in the draft — specifically for a wide receiver — Mike Evans told reporters that he met with the Jets and likes Rex Ryan’s swagger. “If I went there, they have so many weapons now, with Chris Johnso…
    • More talk that Lions want to trade up for Sammy Watkins

      The talk that the Lions want to trade up in the draft for Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins is not going away. Reports linking the Lions to Watkins have been going strong for months, and this morning on NFL Network, Ian Rapoport reported that the Lions hav…
  • Watkins: Nothing but speed on the field

    With the addition of Sammy Watkins to Buffalo’s offense there is another player with sub 4.5 speed on the field. As the Bills rookie receiver sees it there is speed to burn on the Bills attack. “It could be a fast paced offense,” Watkins told Buffalobil…
  • Again a pre-draft visitor is Bills first pick

    It’s happened each of the last four years, and in 2014 it happened a fifth straight time. The Buffalo Bills first-round pick was a pre-draft visitor in Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. Buffalobills.com painted the picture recently as to whether the Bills would…
  • Andre Reed remembers his own draft day

    Before announcing the Bills second-round pick in tomorrow night’s NFL Draft, Andre Reed is making his rounds in New York City for the first time since his Hall of Fame election. “It’s great to be back,” he said. “I’m feeling the goosebumps now. That was…
  • A Raiders backup plan at No. 5?

    Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wants to draft for the future, but he also needs an impact player with that first pick at No. 5 overall tonight who can step in and contribute immediately. Basically, the opposite of McKenzie's first two d…
    Source: ESPN.com

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