Clemson football: 5 former Tigers we’d love to see in Orange again

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  • Years at Clemson: 2011-2013
  • NFL Draft: 2019 – First Round – Buffalo Bills
  • Eligibility Remaining: One season

Yes, this is a strange one given how loaded the Tigers are at wide receiver. However, this was a choice because of how electric he was to watch.

Every time Tajh Boyd found Sammy Watkins, you felt like he was going to score. He had that second gear that looked so effortless, yet he was able to glide past everyone in his way. Looking back now, the pair of him and DeAndre Hopkins was unfair and would be better than anyone on the Clemson roster at that position today.

During his Clemson career, he helped the Tigers to the 2011 ACC title, was a two time All- American, two-time All ACC selection, ACC Rookie of the Year and left Clemson tied with Hopkins as the all-time leader in receiving touchdowns – a record now shared with Tee Higgins as well.

Watkins has played for three different teams during his NFL career – Bills, Rams, and Chiefs. While he has never lived up to his draft position or expectations of his skill due to injury, he was a major reason that the Chiefs were able to overcome a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit and win Super Bowl LIV in 2019.