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« : March 07, 2014, 03:26:48 AM »



Report: Lions Have Strong Interest in Sammy Watkins
 
 Michael Gartman    SI.com

Mar 7th  2014







Clemson Tigers star receiver Sammy Watkins has really been drawing rave reviews from coaches, scouts and draftniks. Now he’s also drawing a “ton” of interest from the Detroit Lions, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

Detroit has a significant lack of receiver talent behind Megatron, but Watkins is very unlikely to fall to No. 10 with the St. Louis Rams (No.2), Cleveland Browns (No. 4), Oakland Raiders (No. 5), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 7) and Buffalo Bills (No. 9) all likely interested in Watkins and expected to take a receiver fairly early in the 2014 NFL Draft.





This means that the Lions would have to trade up to land the draft’s top wide receiver.



General Manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Caldwell were both on hand for Watkins’ pro day and “the primary focus of the Lions’ brass is undoubtedly wide receiver Sammy Watkins,” per MLive.com.

Monday Morning Quarterback’s Peter King expects Watkins to burst onto the scene in his rookie campaign.

“Watching Watkins run and catch, I’ll be surprised if he’s not a 1,000-yard player as a rookie, even if he goes to a team with an iffy quarterback situation,” King wrote. “So fluid, so fast, so broad-shouldered.”

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock also calls Watkins one of the ”best wide receivers he’s seen on tape in the last decade.”

With big names like A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Julio Jones drafted in the last decade that puts Watkins among some highly elite company.

Watkins possesses a stellar combination of size, speed, explosion and ability to win at every level of the field. It’s worth noting that if Watkins is gone at No. 10 and Detroit doesn’t trade up to get him, then Texas A&M WR Mike Evans could also be a very good option.

Detroit is also expected to look at upgrading the secondary in the first round.

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« #1 : March 07, 2014, 05:08:41 AM »

Sure. We need a 3rd.

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« #2 : March 07, 2014, 05:11:46 AM »

Ha no. **CENSORED** em.


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« #3 : March 07, 2014, 05:30:29 AM »

It'll take more than a third. Screw the lions..


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« #4 : March 07, 2014, 05:40:23 AM »

Give me pick no.76 and Mike Evans instead of Sammy watkins........all day every day.

Just not a fan of Watkins at no.7.

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« #5 : March 07, 2014, 06:59:26 AM »

I like Watkins, but id take a trade down with the Lions for a 3rd rounder or better

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« #6 : March 07, 2014, 07:36:16 AM »

If they let me rape them in their earhole , then yes.

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« #7 : March 07, 2014, 07:49:31 AM »

Of course I'll tarde down, in a WR deep draft "passing" on a WR and adding picks isn't the worst thing to do.

All posts are opinions in case you are too stupid to figure that out on your own without me saying it over and over.

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« #8 : March 07, 2014, 07:59:05 AM »

in a heartbeat. its the Lions so you know theyre dumb enough to give you whatever you ask for. we could fleece them so easily

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« #9 : March 07, 2014, 08:00:46 AM »

Depends on who is left along with Watkins and what Detroit is offering, but the short answer is almost certainly 'Yes'. If we could drop only 3 spots and pick up a 3rd round pick, that would definitely make my draft day.

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« #10 : March 07, 2014, 08:12:59 AM »

I would gladly trade back to #10 and with the pick I got from them for moving I would take Brandin Cooks or Jarvis Landry and be very happy.


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« #11 : March 07, 2014, 08:16:46 AM »

Why wouldn't you pick Mancrush Donald at #10 ...he will still be there you know...

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« #12 : March 07, 2014, 08:19:35 AM »

Why wouldn't you pick Mancrush Donald at #10 ...he will still be there you know...

I didn't say who I would pick at #10.


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« #13 : March 07, 2014, 08:38:01 AM »

I really like Watkins, but it could be pretty good to pick up a 3rd and still be able to get a really good player at #10.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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« #14 : March 07, 2014, 08:39:51 AM »

Sure. We need a 3rd.
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