Sammy Watkins has big NFL potential 

October, 27, 2011
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I spoke to an NFL scout last week who said he would likely give Clemson true freshman WR Sammy Watkins a first-round grade if Watkins were eligible for the 2012 draft. That's praise I rarely hear for a true freshman.

It got me thinking about some of the best freshman I've seen on tape this year, so I've decided to take a week off from focusing on 2012-eligible prospects to highlight some potential down-the-line NFL stars.