In the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft this past weekend, the Buffalo Bills traded up further in the top 10 with the Cleveland Browns for the fourth overall pick where they selected the best wide receiver on the draft board, Clemson’s Sammy Watkins, further stacking up the offense for the future.
With the selection of quarterback EJ Manuel last season and another talented wide receiver in Robert Woods, the Bills offense is definitely something to be looked at seriously, and on Thursday Watkins expressed how happy he is to be there as he feels he’s where he belongs.
“I really had no clue (where I was going),” Watkins said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. “I’m just in a great situation right now, coming in with a veteran quarterback and veteran receivers to learn from.”
Watkins’ opening statement was correct, we had no idea where he was going to end up. He was one of the players that was generating the most trade buzz, which ultimately did happen courtesy of the Bills and the Browns.
The only statement he made that could be disputed is calling Manuel a “veteran quarterback,’ although when you factor in that he played at Florida State since his freshman season, he’s not exactly incorrect. But from NFL standards, and especially given the time the second-year QB missed last year in his rookie season with a knee injury, Watkins, Woods and Manuel will all be growing and learning on the fly together.