Last year the Buffalo Bills made a bold move in the NFL Draft by taking Quarterback EJ Manuel in the first round, the only player at his position that year to be selected in the opening round of the draft. (foxnews) Some labeled it a reach as Manuel wasn’t listed as the top Quarterback in his class, but EJ proved quickly that he was a wise selection, he may not have set the world on fire with his numbers but he was solid, which is pretty good when you take into account the fact that he didn’t have the most amazing players around him on the field. (espn) It’s been a while, but it looks like Buffalo is finally trying to turn things around, in order to pull it off they’re going to need bold moves, selecting Manuel early in the draft last year and instilling him as their franchise Quarterback was number one on that list, this year they used the draft to make another bold move as they attempt to become a viable competitor in the NFL again. (buffalobills) Buffalo was interested in making a huge splash in the draft as rumors abound that they were looking to move up to the top spot with everyone assuming they were looking to land Jadeveon Clowney to play opposite Mario Williams. (profootballtalk)
Instead of moving up to number one to land Clowney the Bills had another target in mind, Buffalo wanted to land a dynamic playmaker, but they were looking on the other side of the ball in the hopes of giving EJ Manuel a new target in Sammy Watkins. (espn) Watkins is an incredible talent and the thought is that if Buffalo hadn’t moved up to get him then Cleveland would have taken him before they had a chance to bring him in at pick nine. (sportsillustrated) As a fan of Florida State, and an avid ACC Football viewer, I’ve seen what Watkins can do, he’s a treat from anywhere on the field and I honestly think that he made Tahj Boyd look like he was a much better player that he was in reality, Watkins is an amazing talent and a gem that can make an immediate impact for an NFL team and Buffalo has landed their next star. (nfl) It’s a rare occurrence when a player is selected to play for their favorite team, but Watkins gets that chance now that he is on the Buffalo Bills, it’ll be nice to see how he does on the roster, what kind of numbers he’ll produce, he’s already showing promise in minicamp by catching anything and everything thrown in his direction. (yahoo) Sammy Watkins is an incredible player, who has a bright upside, if there’s anyone who might be able to rival the great Jerry Rice by the time it’s all over with, Sammy Watkins could be that player, we’ll have to see, the future is bright with this one.