Nothing is ever really set in stone when it comes to the NFL Draft, but what’s about the closest you can get to the surest thing this year is that Clemson WR Sammy Watkins will be the first wide receiver off the board, and he knows this. Recently, he’s been having some fun with that idea by posting photoshopped pictures on his Instagram account of him in the uniforms of some of the top teams on the board.
However, recently Watkins sat down with NFL.com and revealed that he’s not the one making the actual pictures, rather it’s the fans of the teams that want to see him playing for their organization this fall that are the actual creators–he’s just sharing.
Some fans of those teams made them, and being a player, I just wanted to reach out to all those fans. So I just started posting pictures of what they made up. I’ll probably be doing that throughout the whole process. If they keep making a jersey of a team, I’ll probably keep posting to my Instagram and Twitter.
This is kind of disappointing, in a way, because you kind of imagined Watkins sitting behind a computer chair conjuring up these images himself and sharing them, but it’s still pretty neat that he likes to reach out to the fans like that by sharing their work and passion.