Sammy Watkins   #14 WR

Height: 6-1   Weight: 211   Age: 25

Born: 6/14/1993 Fort Myers , FL

College: Clemson

Experience: 5th season

High School: South Fort Myers HS [Fort Myers, FL]









Draft 2014

Pick No.4

Selected By: Buffalo Bills

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 4 (4)

Pick Analysis: Brother, Jaylen, played cornerback at Florida (2010-13). Sammy was an elite recruit out of Florida, where he also won the AA state title in the 200 meters and finished second in the 100 meters. In 2011, was just the fourth first-year freshman in NCAA history to garner AP first-team All-America recognition, joining Herschel Walker, Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson -- started 10-of-13 games and produced 82 receptions for 1,219 yards (14.9-yard average) and 12 touchdowns. Hurt his right shoulder against Wake Forest and sat out against North Carolina State. In May '12 was charged with two counts of misdemeanor possession when he was pulled over and found to have marijuana and pills he didn't have a prescription for (expunged upon completion of pre-trial intervention). In the fall, served a two-game suspension before starting 7-of-10 games played and managing 57-708-3 (12.4) opposite Texans '13 first-rounder DeAndre Hopkins. Did not play against Boston College (abdominal virus) and was knocked out of the Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU on the second play (right ankle). Started 12-of-13 games in '13, racking up 101-1,464-12 (14.5), including 16-227-2 against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. For his career, also returned 60 kickoffs for 1,376 yards (22.9), including a score, and returned punts 9-23 (2.6). Added 52 rushes for 339 yards (5.3) and a touchdown. Owns 23 Clemson records, including career receptions (240), receiving yards (3,391) and touchdowns (27, tied with Hopkins).


Video Playlist

  1. Bills select Watkins with No. 4 pick

    Published: May 8, 2014 at 08:48 p.m.

    The Buffalo Bills select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

  2. Watkins: 'I knew I was going to be in this position'

    Published: May 7, 2014 at 09:39 p.m.

    What are Sammy Watkins' expectations in Year 1? The speedy wide receiver sits down with Deion Sanders to discuss his goals and what he can offer the team that selects him.

  3. Watkins: Buffalo told me they would move up

    Published: May 8, 2014 at 10:27 p.m.

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins talks about the pre-draft conversations he had with the Buffalo Bills and his excitement to join fellow Clemson Tiger, C.J. Spiller.

  4. Film Study: Sammy Watkins

    Published: May 7, 2014 at 08:43 p.m.

    Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins was a dynamic playmaker during his college years and he will try to translate his game to the NFL level. Former NFL coach Greg Schiano breaks down Watkins' tape.

  5. Could Watkins end up in Detroit?

    Published: May 6, 2014 at 05:55 p.m.

    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport discusses the possibility that the Detroit Lions could trade up in the 2014 NFL Draft to select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

  6. Who is the top prospect behind Clowney?

    Published: May 5, 2014 at 08:00 p.m.

    The consensus amongst all our analysts is that Jadeveon Clowney is the top prospect in the draft, but who holds the second spot?

  7. On the Clock: Sammy Watkins goes home

    Published: April 17, 2014 at 08:46 p.m.

    Wide receiver Sammy Watkins' entire life has revolved around the dream of playing pro football. Listen as he discusses the role his family has played in turning that dream into a reality.

  8. 2014 Draft profile: WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

    Published: April 12, 2014 at 07:59 p.m.

    Check out some college highlights from Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins as he prepares for the 2014 NFL Draft.

  9. On the Clock: Watkins' quest for greatness

    Published: April 3, 2014 at 08:51 p.m.

    Sammy Watkins has dealt with multiple obstacles to establish himself as one of the draft's top prospects. Check out Watkins' quest to become one of the NFL's greats.

  10. Watkins: Jags have 'one of the best coaching staffs'

    Published: April 11, 2014 at 02:32 p.m.

    Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins discusses his time at the Jacksonville Jaguars facility and his expectations for draft day in New York. For more go to

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