Sammy Watkins entered the NFL with high expectations looming over his helmet. After a year in which the Clemson wide receiver set an Orange Bowl record with 16 receptions and 227 yards as well as earning his second All-American nomination, the Florida native opted to forego his senior year and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills traded up to the fourth pick to snag Watkins in a class of wide receivers that some have recently considered to be the best the league has ever seen. Even with his accolades, pundits and fans alike were concerned with the Bills’ decision to trade up for a receiver after a disappointing season on both sides of the ball. After Week 2 however, Watkins put all doubters to bed with 8 receptions and 117 yards in a win over Miami, followed by Rookie of the Month honors for October. Having finished the year with 65 receptions and 982 yards, the budding star links with HYPEBEAST for our latest Essentials installment. As you can see, Watkins is constantly traveling with his family, whether it’s in a pair of custom Clemson-inspired adidas, a set of Buffalo Bills caps by New Era or a picture of his lovely daughter.
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