NFL Draft Class of 2014 Receivers

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Oct 19, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson (21) tries to tackle Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) after a catch during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo beats Minnesota 17 to 16. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Sammy Watkins Stats

48 catches 684 yards 14.3 ypc 5 touchdowns 11 games

Why he’s this high on the list

Sammy Watkins is No. 3 among all rookies in receiving but that doesn’t tell you just how bad of a man he is. At 6’1″, 211 pounds, Watkins is a big receiver that has blazing speed to leave opposing corners behind at will. He’s also a sharp, explosive-out-of-his-breaks route runner to help get separation even more.

Why he’s not No. 1

All the measurables and stats are good but how you use those measurables against the best competition is what I want to see. When he played against the New England Patriots, Darrelle Revis Dd him up to the tune of two catches for 27 yards. He was able to abuse Brent Grimes, a pretty good corner, for 117 yards and a touchdown but I want to see him do it to an elite corner.