Sammy Watkins drafted by Bills in NFL draft trade drama

Watkins is heading to the NFL

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was taken with the no. four pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 Draft tonight after the Bills completed a dramatic trade with the Cleveland Browns.

The Bills received the number four pick in the 2014 NFL draft, while reports claim they gave the Browns this year's ninth overall selection, a first rounder next year and one further pick to be determined.

Watkins arrives in the NFL as one of the most highly rated wideouts following a successful three years playing college football at Clemson.

The 6' 1", 211 pounds player is blessed with incredible speed having won state honors at both 200m and 100m previously, and utilized it to full effect for the Tigers.

In his three years with Clemson Watkins racked up 3,391 yards and 27 touchdowns in 204 receptions, picking up MVP honors in his school's 2014 Orange Bowl win against Ohio State during a standout 2013-14 season.

The Bills will also be able to use Watkins' talents on special teams.

The young receiver returned 60 kickoffs in NCAA football for 1,376 yards whilst also rushing 52 times for 339 yards and one touchdown.

In the run up to the draft Watkins was widely regarded as top of this year's receiving class, ahead of the likes of Mike Evans (Texas A&M) and Odell Beckham Jr (LSU) and an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show last night confirmed his status as one of the stars of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He leaves behind Clemson for the pros having accrued 23 school records including career receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns and will prove a threat to any NFL defense next season.

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