While Sammy Watkins is expected to be the top wide receiver taken off the board in May’s NFL Draft, you never know what can happen, and one possibility is that he would slip to the Detroit Lions at 10, pairing him up with the best wide receiver in the league at the moment, Calvin Johnson.
Recently, Watkins was asked about the prospect of landing in Detroit opposite Megatron, and he seemed to rather like the idea of the duo teaming up to wreak havoc on NFC North defenses.
“I’ve thought about that a lot. It would definitely be a great transition for me, to help me out, help the team out,” Watkins told CBS Sports’ Jim Rome of possibly working with Johnson. “It definitely would expose a lot of teams because you can’t double-guard two great wide receivers. It would definitely be great for me, because I’ve got one-on-one coverage, and I’ve got to beat my dude. You can’t double-guard both of us.”
Of course, there is always the possibility that the Lions could be so in love with the potential of teaming up Watkins with Johnson that they could trade up to grab him.
Either way, just the thought of these two getting tossed passes by Matthew Stafford would give defensive coordinators in the division nightmares.