Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Feb 2014

The Little Things That Make Sammy Watkins a Big Deal

If Sammy Watkins didn’t possess excellent hands and speed, he wouldn’t be a top prospect at his position. However, it’s the little things that make Watkins a special prospect. Because of his skills, Watkins should be a good NFL starter for a long time - even has he loses his top gear. Read the rest at the RSP blog.

Posted by: Matt Waldman on 19 Feb 2014

6 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2014, 1:31am by Dan_L

Comments

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 12:48pm

I would like people to start saying bad things about Sammy Watkins now so he can drop to Tampa at #7 KTHXBYE.

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by Danish Denver-Fan :: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:56pm

So if he had bad hands and ran slowly, he'd be a bad reciever prospect.

I mean you come here for the stats but you stay for the top notch analysis.

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by tuluse :: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:19pm

To be fair Mike Williams was a top 10 pick.

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by BlueStarDude :: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 9:44pm

As with other WRs, Watkins is an excellent prospect because of his hands and speed, but he's a safer bet to be an excellent player for a long time because of how well he does the littler things.

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by Dan_L :: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:31am

Also, if Sammy Watkins couldn't read, he would be unable to order the Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster.

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by meblackstone :: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:48pm

I'd be curious to see an analysis of his game when the ball isn't coming his way. Blocking for another receiver or running back, running his route on a running play.

He seemed pretty good watching games, but I'm no scout.