Bills trade up to No. 4 to select Watkins

Bills trade up to No. 4 to select Watkins
May 8, 2014, 8:30 pm
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FOXBORO -- The jobs of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner just got a little more challenging.

The Bills traded up to the No. 4 pick in the draft to take the consensus top wideout available, Clemson's Sammy Watkins.

To get there, the Bills sent their No. 9 pick to Cleveland as well as their first-round and fourth-round picks in 2015.

It's a steep price to pay, but Watkins is perceived by many to be a game-changing wideout as soon as he takes the field. Before taking a single professional snap, he could already be considered the best receiver in the AFC East.

The Bills could have held tight at No. 9 and taken an offensive lineman, seeing as how quaterback EJ Manuel didn't have much in the way of protection in front of him last season.

But with Watkins, Manuel's weaponry has received a significant upgrade. The combination of Watkins, receiver Stevie Johnson and running back CJ Spiller gives the Bills a handful of electric pieces on offense.