Sammy Watkins Shows Off Speed at NFL Combine, Talks About Josh Gordon Pairing

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

The Clemson product put up impressive numbers at the NFL Combine and discussed what a Josh Gordon-Sammy Watkins pairing would be like.

"I want to run something crazy, maybe break the combine record (4.24 by Titans RB Chris Johnson in 2008). We’ll see tomorrow." -Sammy Watkins, WR

He didn't break the record, but his 40-time results still showcased his blazing speed at the NFL Combine, registering unofficial times of 4.34 and 4.37. That's good news for a guy who stands in at 6'0 3/4" and weighs 211 lbs, and was already regarded as the top receiver in this year's draft class.

UPDATE: Watkins' official time is being reported as a 4.43.

On Friday, Watkins confirmed to the media that he had spoken both formally and informally to the Cleveland Browns, who have the fourth overall pick in the draft. Fans have wondered what a "Josh Gordon-Sammy Watkins" combination would look like in Cleveland, and Watkins was specifically asked about that potential pairing:

"For me, Josh Gordon is one of the top receivers in the NFL. He led receivers with ~1,700 yards. I'd kind of take some pressure off him with double coverage and them flipping the coverage to his side. It would become a nightmare for defenses to match up with us. For them to get me would be a great decision."

One of the biggest decisions of the Ray Farmer/Mike Pettine era will be whether to go quarterback, wide receiver, or elsewhere with the fourth overall pick. Many feel that a quarterback is a necessity, specifically between Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel. If that's the case and Watkins boosts his stock into the Top 3, more strong outings by him could actually help Cleveland's chances of getting the quarterback they want. Having a Gordon-Watkins combination is definitely enticing, but we have to remember that this is a deep draft at the receiver position, and Cleveland has plenty of picks after No. 4 overall.

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