Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins runs the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Sammy Watkins Does Not Disappoint at the NFL Combine


The Jets, amongst many other teams, are interested in the guy many call the most dynamic offensive player in the NFL draft class in Sammy Watkins. His work is done from the NFL Combine, and he did not disappoint.

His time in the 40 yard dash was officially 4.43 seconds. Two other drills that are important in terms of explosiveness are the broad jump and the vertical jump. In the broad jump, Watkins posted a distance of 126 inches, and in the vertical, he went for 34 inches.

As he went through the “Gauntlet”, and other on field drills that involved catching passes, Watkins showed his excellent route running and hands as well.

He only bench pressed for 12 reps, which might lead to a question about whether or not he can get off press coverage at the next level. However, it shouldn’t lead many to forget about him, as Sammy Watkins clearly has a lot of talent, and will not be on the draft board for very long.

Can the Jets get him in the fold? That still remains to be seen.

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  • Paul Newbold

    He’ll be long gone before the Jets pick. The few trade scenarios I’ve read as to what it would take to trade up to get him, make it unrealistic. Stranger things have happened with a Jet draft, but I don’t believe we have a chance in hell of landing him.