The N.F.L. Draft is always one of the most exciting nights of the year, and you learn to expect the unexpected. The unexpected happened early tonight, was that the Bills made the move up to draft Sammy Watkins.
Watkins instantly makes the Bills a better team. He is a trueBills fans are going to see a lot of Watkins in their future.
and guy that the Bills needed to trade up and get. In a recieving game where the Bills lacked a true playmaker, they now have one. Watkins was the best offensive player in this years draft class, and the Bills needed to get E.J. Manuel some help, so it only made sense that the Bills did everything they could to get Watkins in the draft. In the trade, the Bills got a great deal, only losing their first pick at number 9, and next years draft, and also a 4th round pick. Expect Watkins to come in and instantly be the number one guy for Manuel going forward.
With this trade, the Bills may have sealed the fate of Stevie Johnson as a Bill. Johnson has struggled with Manuel at quarterback, and isn't looked at as a true number one in the N.F.L. The Bills also traded for Mike Williams, so I would not be surprised if the Bills cut ties with Stevie, saving them money to boot.
In an off-season, where Bills fans haven't had much to cheer for, Doug Whaley and company finally gave the Bills Mafia something to cheer about, and that something was Sammy Watkins.