In a recent interview with FoxSports.com, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins spoke on what it would be like if he ended up being drafted by the Lions. He also talked about how he wants to play on a offense like Detroit’s, which he describes as “explosive.”
“I think that would be crazy,” Watkins said. “You wouldn’t be able to double-guard Megatron. You wouldn’t be able to double-guard me. Basically it would be pick your poison and then you have Golden Tate in the slot. He runs nice routes and is a very physical guy. Then you have Reggie Bush in the backfield. There would be a lot of speed in that offense.
“That’s the type of offense that I want to play in. It’s a very explosive offense. Being with good coaches, an older wide receiver and a quarterback would definitely help me out a lot.”
Watkins has been regarded as the most talented prospect coming into this year’s draft and due to the fact that Detroit currently holds the No. 10 pick makes it unlikely that the 20-year old falls to them. According to Mel Kiper of ESPN.com, Watkins is projected to go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 7 and NFL draft analyst Todd McShay has Watkins going to the Oakland Raiders at No. 5.
Using their first round pick on a stud wide receiver like Watkins to line up alongside Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate would add another dangerous weapon to the Lions’ high powered offense, which will give Matthew Stafford plenty of toys to play with next season.