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Top Tiger: WR Sammy Watkins

Posted May 13, 2014

New Bills WR Sammy Watkins is the third receiver in Clemson history to be drafted by Buffalo.

Selected No. 4 overall by Buffalo, Clemson WR Sammy Watkins is the second wide receiver in school history to be drafted in the top 10, joining Jerry Butler (1979, 5th overall, pictured below). The Bills also selected Perry Tuttle with the 19th pick of the 1982 draft. Watkins is the fifth Clemson wide receiver to be drafted in the first round.

YEAR PLAYER NO. CHOSEN TEAM
1979 Jerry Butler 5 Buffalo Bills
1982 Perry Tuttle 19 Buffalo Bills
2001 Rod Gardner 15 Washington Redskins
2013 DeAndre Hopkins 27 Houston Texans
2014 Sammy Watkins 4 Buffalo Bills

Clemson is the fifth school in draft history to have a wide receiver selected in the first round in consecutive years. In 2013, WR DeAndre Hopkins was selected 27th overall by Houston.