Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half of the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: St. Louis Rams interested in Sammy Watkins

The St. Louis Rams hold the second overall pick in the draft this May thanks to the Robert Griffin III trade in 2012, and it has provided them with a lot of opportunities. While many are assuming that the Rams will trade down and compile picks later in the draft, staying at No. 2 overall and adding a top prospect isn’t the worst idea ever.

According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher recently gushed over Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins who is a prospect that remains a possibility for the Rams at No. 2 overall.

“He’s very, very explosive,” Fisher said. “I mean, he’s good with the ball. He’s good without the ball. He’s one of those guys that can pluck a ball at his ankles running full speed. He’s gonna be a very, very good pro.”

Fisher later countered his praise by saying that he likes the receivers they have,. This seems to suggest that the Rams will be passing on Watkins at No. 2 overall, but it appears much too early to tell what will happen. A slew of scenarios can play out that would lead the Rams to doing any number of things with their first pick, and drafting Watkins is one of them.

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