Watkins was the highest-rated receiver by many entering the draft. He has 4.4 speed, great burst with run-after-the-catch acceleration. Despite his lack of height, the Clemson product has been described as the best receiver prospect entering the NFL since Calvin Johnson.
The Bills desperately needed to add playmaking around quarterback E.J. Manuel. Buffalo has had two touchdown passes or fewer in 25 straight games.
Pre-draft rumors swirled that if the Bills were able to snag one of the top two receivers that Johnson could be on the trading block. The trio could be a huge boon for a limp passing offense, but we will see if it remains a trio or becomes a duo.
Regardless, Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley knew he had to get a playmaker in this draft. He wasn't afraid to sell his future to go get the one he believes could be a top-10 receiver in the NFL.The "Around The League Podcast" broke down all of Round 1's biggest moments. Click here to listen and subscribe.