Former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is one of the most talented players in the 2014 NFL Draft class and one of the most intriguing prospects at his position since Calvin Johnson came out of Georgia Tech, and he is fully aware of just how much skill he has.
Watkins recently had an interview with 95.7 The Game, where he discussed the fact that he has “some freakish talents and ability to make plays.” Of course, wide receivers can have a difficult time transitioning to the NFL, but Watkins thinks he will be able to avoid those growing pains.
“I’m able to transition myself and work through tough conditions,” Watkins said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com.
“I understand football and the preparation, so for me, it’s getting in with the team I’m with and learn that playbook. That’s all I need to do is really learn that playbook, and after that, just adjusting to the speed of the game and how cornerbacks play in the NFL. That would be the next step. I think after the first few games I’ll be definitely fine.”
Watkins is a virtual top ten lock because of everything he noted and he could even be selected as high as the No. 2 pick.