Reporting live from in Pittsford, New York, NFL Media's Albert Breer stated on NFL Total Access on Monday evening that rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins has run exclusively with the first-team offense since training camp opened two days ago.
The MMQB's Peter King noted that Watkins "owned" Monday's practice session with his combination of explosive speed, power and leaping ability.
Breer and USA Today's Jarrett Bell corroborated King's account.
It's way, way too early to draw conclusions ... But Sammy Watkins was dominant at today's practice. First padded workout for him tomorrow.â Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 21, 2014
"You just saw him go up and catch one like he's 6-5," Whaley told Garafolo. "We firmly believe he plays bigger than his size. We're comfortable with that and we think he'll steadily improve and by Day 1 will be 'The Guy.'"