Will Sammy’s Wish Come True?March 8th, 2014
The young man considered the ultimate can’t-miss prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft has a dream destination, so he told Sirius XM NFL Radio yesterday.
Joe’s got a hint for you. The 20-year-old speedster hails from the Ft. Myers area.
You can listen to an audio cut of Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins on Movin’ The Chains below. Yes, he considers the Bucs his hometown team.
Joe can picture young Sammy in high school back in 2010. The kid must have been in fantasy land watching Josh Freeman, Mike Williams , DJ Toes On The Line (aka MC Vaseline) and LeGarrette Blount on TV lighting up the scoreboard and dreaming about joining them one day.
Life sure does change quickly.
Joe would be proud to call Watkins a Buccaneer, but does anyone think he’s going to last to No. 7? A can’t-miss receiver, a guy you can have cheap for five seasons on a rookie contract lasting all the way until No. 7? No way. It’s not going to happen in the pass-happy NFL.
Joe just hopes Watkins is not wearing Falcons colors. Yeah, everyone’s blubbering about how Atlanta is sure to draft a left tackle, but Joe thinks the braintrust there is far too smart to pass on Watkins, not with Roddy White near the end of the line.