Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Detroit Lions are showing a “ton of interest” in Clemson WR Sammy Watkins.
- Rogers added that their primary focus was “undoubtedly” on Watkins.
Watkins is considered by many draft experts to be the best receiver in this year’s draft class, and his performance on Thursday left many evaluators impressed with his overall ability.
The Lions currently hold the No. 10 overall pick, so it’s hard to say that he would be available to them by the time they are on the clock. Detroit may have to consider trading up with someone like the Raiders who are reportedly looking to acquire more draft picks this year.
Watkins and Calvin Johnson could make for a formidable pair of receivers to contend with in the coming years.
We have the Lions selecting Texas A&M WR Mike Evans in the first-round of our most recent 2014 NFL Mock Draft.