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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praises top 2014 NFL draft prospect

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Former Clemson Tiger Sammy Watkins is the best wideout in the 2014 draft and he's expected to be selected in the top 10 come May.

And it seems that the wide receiver has a big fan in Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. 

While speaking to the media, Carroll went out of his way to personally single out Watkins and all the great attributes that he brings to the table that make him so in demand. 

“It all goes back to the makeup of the player,” Carroll said Friday. “I was watching Sammy Watkins take the stage as he gets measured today and I think he was like 6-1 and 211 pounds or something like that.

What separates that guy? What makes him such a great football player? It’s all the other elements. It’s not his height-weight-speed. It’s all the other stuff that’s part of his makeup, his gifts.

Also the experiences he’s had, the coaching he’s had, the opportunity to play with great players. He had a great quarterback going through college. It’s all of those things that make the guys what they are."

Watkins put up great numbers last year in what was his junior season. Watkins caught 102 receptions for 1,464 yards and racking up 12 touchdowns. 

There is no chance that Watkins will still be on the board when it's the Seahawks turn to draft, but Carroll knows that the team he does end up at have a star on their hands. 

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