Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Clemson Tigers’ WR Sammy Watkins to attend draft


The NFL will officially announce all the names of the college football players attending the 2014 NFL draft in New York in May, but some of the names are already starting to leak out, including former Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins who has accepted an invitation to be at Radio City Music Hall.

Watkins is expected to be a lock to be taken in the first five picks after an All-American season with Clemson and is viewed as the best wide receiver prospect since A.J. Green came out of Georgia in 2011.

Green was the fourth pick in that year’s draft and it’s possible Watkins can top that spot and could be the pick of the St. Louis Rams who currently hold the second pick in the draft behind the Houston Texans.

The Rams have held a private workout for Watkins and could be the No. 1 wide receiver Sam Bradford needs and could complement last year’s No. 1 pick Tavon Austin very well.

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