Nov 17, 2012; Charleston, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the NC State Wolfpack at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Detroit Lions Talked to Sammy Watkins Nearly Every Day


The Detroit Lions are either really interested in Sammy Watkins or putting out the most elaborate smokescreen in NFL draft history. They were the only team to meet with Watkins more than once during the pre-draft process and reportedly talked to him on just about every day for a while.

We can throw out the smokescreen theory – it just doesn’t makes sense to go through all that trouble. The Lions clearly love Watkins, the question is, do they love him enough to make a move up the draft board if that’s what it takes to draft him?

Even the national media is interesting in seeing how this story plays out.

Forget the “should they” for now, who knows, it might not take a trade up despite what we’ve all been led to believe. The Lions could end up with Watkins in a variety of scenarios, from a massive trade up to a modest trade up to sticking at 10 over. So let’s keep the question simple: Do you think the Lions end the night with Sammy Watkins?

Will the Detroit Lions draft Sammy Watkins?

  • Yes (60%, 93 Votes)
  • No (40%, 62 Votes)

Total Voters: 155

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  • Babs Boudrie

    They’d be dumb not to, they’ve already invested in this guy as far as learning his characteristics and lifestyle. This division is about scoring points, defense will be developed through new coordinators, time to pull the trigger on this offense.

  • Dewight Marice Mitchell

    Watkins wasn’t lying about this