Former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins spoke to Dan Maduri on Florida Live this afternoon to talk about his experience at the NFL Combine and the upcoming NFL Draft.
At the NFL Combine, what was the weirdest question you were asked?
“It was all personal, about me, my family and I know other guys that did…”
Was the Combine everything you expected it to be or were you caught off guard by the process?
“Not at all, I think it was a fun experience.”
We hear about receivers who have a diva-type personality and it ends up hurting their future. What do you think, looking at some of the guys in the NFL being divas?
“There’s a lot of guys that have that ego. The only think I can do is control what I can control. I think money can change you and your attitude.”
Will money change you?
“Not at all…”
What was it like when your family moved to Clemson to be near you?
“They moved up my last year and they wanted to support me. It was great because I got all the home cooking when I wanted to get away from football. It was definitely a blessing.”
Who has bee the most influential person in your process to go pro?
“A lot of guys…they’ve been telling me to control what you can control. Football is football, its not different than college, just faster paced. But I’m gonna have fun.”
Why did you decide to go to Clemson?
“I wanted to do my own thing. We wanted to go in and change the program. We won the ACC Championship my first year so it was a great experience going there.”
How has your life changed since declaring for the draft?
“I’ve had a lot of time, I can work out by myself. for me, it’s a pleasure to be in this position.”
Tell the NFL GM’s out there why they should draft you No. 1 overall.
“I can represent the team and they know I can play ball. I’m a caring guy and I’ll represent their organization well. They would get a great guy and a great player.”
Listen to the full interview, here: