Another top wide receiver announced that he will be leaving school early. Clemson’s Sammy Watkins is reportedly to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, a person close to the decision told the Associated Press. The source requested anonymity, as Clemson has yet to confirm Watkin’s decision.
Watkins rebounded from suspensions during his sophomore season to have an outstanding junior year. Watkins caught 101 passes for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns, including 16 catches for a record 227 yards and two TDs in Clemson’s 40-35 victory over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl.
Watkins is ranked as the top wide receiver available and joins fellow underclassmen Marqise Lee and Mike Evans as early entry top WR prospects. At 6-1, 205-lbs and with blazing speed and great hands, Watkins projects as a playmaking receiver at the next level and should be selected anywhere in the top 15 picks of the draft.
Here’s a highlight reel of Watkins during his college career:
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