C.J. Spiller and Sammy Watkins both went to Clemson University, but at different times. But when the Buffalo Bills selected Watkins in the first round of this year's draft, Spiller was one of the most excited people in Buffalo.
“I’m so excited,” Spiller told Buffalobills.com. “I’m jumping over hills right now with the pick that we made, not only because he’s a great player, but because we went to the same university.”
Watkins joins Spiller, Fred Jackson, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and Mike Williams in what is shaping up to be a very dangerous offense, on paper. Spiller says that he knows first-hand how explosive Watkins can be, and he expects the Bills to have a more dynamic offense because of it.
“Just watching him play in person I know the kind of player he is and the work that he puts in,” Spiller told Buffalobills.com. “He’s very serious about his craft. He’s a very talented player on the field. So I’m excited about the pick. I know it’s like a dream come true for him and now you’ve got a bunch of Clemson players on one team.”
Spiller and Watkins are both explosive players that can be very dangerous not only in the screen game, but all over the field. When Spiller touches the ball, fans know the play could end up in the end zone. Watkins will also give fans that feeling. His work at rookie camp has already impressed his coaches. Watkins believes he is already a better route-runner, and he catches seemingly everything, something his predecessor, Stevie Johnson, was not known for.
Watkins is expected to add an element to Buffalo's offense that will finally end the NFL's longest playoff drought. While that is a ton of pressure on a rookie wide receiver, he may just be ready to take on that challenge.
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