Sammy Watkins Is Not A Pipe DreamMay 2nd, 2014
Joe knows the following will force those afflicted with the Sammy Watkins Fetish to stand at attention and walk quickly to the nearest bathroom at work for a private moment.
Mike Mayock thinks the Bucs have a prayer of landing Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Yes, you read that correctly.
Queried during his two-hour, one-bathroom-break teleconference yesterday by Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Mayock was asked what he believes the Bucs should do at No. 7, trade or pick, and who to select?
Mayock said that it’s not out of the question Watkins could fall to No. 7.
Woody Cummings: The Buccaneers, what do you see them doing at seven? Trading down? If they keep it, what is it best for them?
Mike Mayock: I think they’re in a good place. A lot of the teams in the top 10 are talking about trading down because it’s such a good draft, blah, blah, blah.
I think Tampa Bay is in a pretty good place to get a really good football player. One of the two mock drafts I did last night, Sammy Watkins fell to them. From my perspective, what a great pick that would be at seven. You pair him with Vincent Jackson and all of a sudden you help both your quarterbacks, whether it’s [Josh] McCown or [Mike] Glennon or whatever.
If Watkins would fall to them, I think that would be phenomenal.
Now Joe has never been dancing with himself over Watkins because, frankly, Joe couldn’t fathom six teams passing on him. Still can’t. Now if that would happen, then the Bucs probably would be crazy to pass on Watkins. It’s hard for Joe to digest this happening, but who is Joe to cross swords with Mayock?
And Mayock is right, having Vincent Jackson and Sammy Watkins would certainly help out any quarterback, you know, like Johnny Football.