Why is Watkins rated so high on everyones board?

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Titans2004, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Titans2004

    Titans2004 Pro Bowler

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    I like Sammy Watkins and think that he will be a very good player in the NFL, but I just don't understand why all these mocks have him going top 10. In my mind to be a top 10 drafted WR you have to be Calvin Johnson like. I just don't see that in Watkins. Yes it is a passing league more and more, but WRs just are not the difference makers in winning championships. A great QB can make WRs better, but a great WR can not win games for his team without a decent QB.

    With WR being one of the deepest positions in this draft, I just don't see the value in drafting Watkins or Evans early in the 1st. Wait until the 2nd rnd and grab a guy like Jordan Matthews. I don't see how their is such a big difference between Matthews and Evans on all of these draft boards either. If you look at their on field production the numbers are even and then at the combine their times and results were about the same.

    Teams that take a WR early in this draft are not being very smart.
     
  2. JR1980

    JR1980 Starter

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    I see where you are going with this. I agree that someone like a Mike Evans or a big body could contribute more potentially with regards to mismatches etc. It really depends on where Watkins lands to be honest. If he gets a top notch QB with some weapons around him, it could be real ugly for defenses. The dude is definitely a top 3 receiver in the draft and skilled though, and he won't fall far just for the "Big play" ability alone. I personally want Defense for the Titans.
     
  3. 615nick

    615nick Starter

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    I agree with this, no way I would take a wr that early if I'm a gm.
     
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  4. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE 2017 Pick'em Champion Tip Jar Donor

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    I haven't spent much time looking at Safeties this year, but I think every position is deep, we really should look to trade back and collect picks.
     
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  5. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

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    I think the better question is why is everyone so down on Marqise Lee?
     
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  6. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE 2017 Pick'em Champion Tip Jar Donor

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    cause his mother can't spell..?

    No IDK, but he is a good player. Ive stayed out of most the receiver talks, but could be his injuries last year?
     
  7. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

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    I think it's just best to throw last year out. The injuries obviously hurt him, but his QB play was even more detrimental.
     
  8. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most poverty RB core.

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    Stupid spellings and stupid names are par for the course nowadays. we just found out my wife is pregnant last week.. and my child WILL NOT have a stupid, misspelled, or trendy name.
     
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  9. JCBRAVE

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    Haha, congrats, name him Nick Jr LOL
     
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  10. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

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    I don't know man, I think "Airwrecka Smith" has a pretty good ring to it.
     
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