Watkins ranks #1 in Kiper's rookie rankings
Hometown: Fort Myers,
FL (South Fort Myers HS)
Years Played: 2011 - 2013
Former Clemson standout Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL
View Full Profile was ranked #1 overall in Mel Kiper's 2014 rooking rankings. Kiper's rankings are based "all about production", not future value of the player.
Watkins had 8 receptions, 117 yards, and a touchdown last week against the Dolphins.
Two other rookies that stood out for Kiper include San Diego CB Jason Verrett and Miami RT Ju’Wuan James.
So far Watkins has been really good, leading a surprising, 2-0 Buffalo team in catches (11) and targets (15), and he already has three plays of 20-plus yards. If drafting Watkins was about helping second-year QB EJ Manuel, so far it’s clearly been a smart strategy. If I’m watching one thing, it’s whether Watkins can stay healthy. Hopefully he will.