Sammy Watkins: 'What I love doing is dominating defenses'
Sammy Watkins doesn't lack confidence.
Three and a half months ago, long before the Buffalo Bills were counting on him to help end the NFL's longest postseason drought, Watkins spoke to reporters at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.
Watkins was asked how he gained the reputation for being a powerful, big-play receiver despite being 6-foot-2 and 211 pounds.
"I try to be physical out there on the field as far as getting off press, blocking down the field," Watkins said. "To be that dominant receiver I need to have that total package.
"Everyone knows all wide receivers can catch balls and score, but for me I'm focusing on the little things: blocking, getting off the press and being a physical, dominant receiver."
And what did Watkins think in February he could bring to an NFL offense as a rookie?
"I think I can do just about anything on the field from wide receiver to running back to slot," Watkins said. "I can make plays all over the field.
"What I love doing is dominating defenses. I think that's what I bring to the game, and I think that's going to turn over to the NFL. When I come into the NFL, I think I can be that dominant receiver."