Nov 2, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) catches the ball for a touchdown as Virginia Cavaliers cornerback Tim Harris (5) chases in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Host Sammy Watkins For Visit


The Detroit Lions have hosted WR Sammy Watkins for a visit today and Watkins was able to meet with a couple of receivers that could be his teammates, Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. What an unbelievable trio of receivers they would make on offense. The Lions are set on giving Matthew Stafford weapons on offense this offseason. Watkins might not be available with the 10th selection in the draft, but if he is sitting there when the Lions get on the clock, the Lions might run up to the podium with their selection.

Can you imagine that offense? Calvin Johnson is the best in the business. Golden Tate could work magic in the slot and can pick up a ton of yards after the catch. Sammy Watkins could stretch the field and give the Lions another home run threat. Reggie Bush would love all the attention that those receivers would get. Teams would not be able to stack the box and Bush should get more daylight to run to.

Watkins and Mike Evans are the top receiver options in the draft and the Lions have already hosted both of them for visits. Adding either of those prospects onto the roster would make this offense EXPLOSIVE. Stafford just needs to get the ball to them.

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  • Bob

    Going to have to trade up. Wishful thinking and visits will not get him on the Lions.

    • William Rhoads

      Yes they can they can trade up to the rams second pick and get him and he is the best of all the WR in this draft bar none!

      • Bob

        I agree and the Lions really want him, but nobody mentions the only way to get him is to trade up,

  • brucekennedy

    Here’s my question, say a college athlete knows he will be picked high in the draft. And he travels to these various NFL teams, to work out for them. If he doesn’t want to be drafted, by certain teams, do you think he will “tank” his work out to discourage the team from considering him, for the draft? Now I realize that if he tanks a work out, for a team with a high pick, in the draft, he is potentially jeopardizing a serious amount of cash.

  • William Rhoads

    Yes we must trade up to rams to get Sammy that take a second pick! But with Watkins if any thing happens to CJ or Tate we will have two stand alone WR! That’s something we have not have for 5 Years or more Get it done Detroit! For CJ and prolonger his career with the lions!