Sammy Watkins: 2014 NFL Draft profile

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Sammy Watkins is an exceptional talent that looks a dead certainty to go in the top five of the NFL draft this year.

So we at GiveMeSport have gone through his backlog to give you everything you need to know about the talented playmaker, so sit back, relax and soak up all you'll ever need to know about Sammy Watkins.

D.O.B: June 14, 1993

From: Fort Myers, Florida

Position: Wide receiver

College: Syracuse

That's your basic info. This is where we get into the nitty gritty about what it is about Watkins that has NFL scouts, coaches and GM's all wishing he is still on the board when it is their time to pick.

Straight off the bat you notice one thing about Watkins, he has speed, unbelievable speed. Watkins was an elite recruit out of Florida, where he won the AA state title in the 200 meters and finished second in the 100 meters with a personal best of 10.45  seconds in the shorter format.

That exceptional speed translates perfectly well onto the field for Sammy where he puts it to use tormenting corner backs on every position. He's not just a speed guy in the flat, Watkins has mastered the curl and route running with multiple chunks of his yardage coming after the catch.

In 2011, he became only the fourth freshman in NCAA football history to make be named AP first-team All-America. The other names on that list you ask. Oh it's only Herschel Walker, Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson. Not bad company to keep.

In that freshman year he started 10 out of a possible 13 games and accrued 82 receptions for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

In the May of 2012, before the start of his second season at Syracuse, he was charged with two counts of misdemeanour possession following being found to have marijuana and pills he didn't have a prescription for in his possession. He served a two-game suspension before starting 7 of 10 games he played in played and managed an impressive 57 receptions, going for 708 yards and 3 touchdowns with an average 12.4 yards per catch.

Last season he really picked it up however racking up a mammoth 101 receptions and putting up 1,464 yards as well as 12 touchdowns in 13 games as a junior, bumping up his yards per reception to 14.5.

He earned MVP in the Orange Bowl for a performance of 16 receptions 227 yards and 2 touchdowns against Ohio State.

There's all this and add that he is a quality kick returner as well, returning 60 kickoffs for 1,376 yards at an average of 22.9. That including a score, and returned punts 9-23 (2.6). Added 52 rushes for 339 yards (5.3) and a touchdown.

Watkins is the proud owner of 23 Clemson records, including career receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.

So if you're with some pals watching the draft on the 8th of May there you go, when Watkins name gets read out you can dazzle them with some great knowledge about the biggest WR prospect since Calvin Johnson.

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