Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
6ft 1in | 205lbs | Junior
+ Outstanding speed.
+ Shows gamebreaking ability after the catch, frequently out-running defenders to make huge plays.
+ Tough competitor and it shows when making catches in traffic and in his blocking ability.
+ Good hands catcher, rarely lets the ball get into his body.
+ Has the skill set to work all areas of the field; short, intermediate and deep.
+ Uses his speed to good effect off the line of scrimmage, often too quick for the opposing cornerback.
+ Showed freakish body control to adjust to wayward passes from QB Tajh Boyd.
- Was asked to run a limited route tree at Clemson - will be asked to do a lot more in the NFL.
- Off field issue in 2012 that he may be questioned on.
- Suffered some niggling injuries in college.
- Doesn't possess outstanding size.
- Still a little raw and will need some developing at the next level.
- Was rarely used on deep balls but certainly has the ability and skill set to do it.
Grade: Top five pick.