Friday, May 9, 2014

The Buffalo Bills Love Clemson Playmakers. Bills Select Sammy Watkins At #4, Joins C.J. Spiller

Sammy Watkins
Four years ago the Buffalo Bills were infatuated with former Clemson playmaker C.J. Spiller. Another talented Tiger was on the board for 2014

The Bills coveted Sammy Watkins but their number nine draft position was too low for a football player with elite speed and great hands.

The Bills would need to make a bold move and did trading draft positions with the Cleveland Browns for this year draft and giving the Browns their first and fourth round picks in 2015.

"We went into this draft saying we were going to be bold, and we made a bold move." Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon told the Buffalo News.

That also means Watkins is now teammates with C.J. Spiller who provided similar thrills for Clemson fans.

"This is just unbelieveable." Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said.  "Two of the greatest players in Clemson history are now teammates."

Swinney added, "This could not be a better situation for Sammy.   The first thing I said to Sammy's mother is that he could not have a better mentor than C.J. Spiller. He'll show Sammy the ropes."

In fact a total of five Clemson Tigers are on the Bills roster now that Sammie Watkins has been picked. Safety Jonathan Meeks and offensive linemen Antoine McClain and Chris Hairston were the Bills colors.

Not that the Bills are looking for a quarterback but Tajh Boyd is still on the board.

Mark Gaughan and Tim Graham from the Buffalo News say this move by the Bills means they want to win now and make a playoff push.

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