I have the 1.01 pick and I am weighing all my options. But the clear number 1 in my opinion is Sammy Watkins. I can't help but see the resemblance when I watch Watkins play to that of Andre Johnson. They have that rare strength, speed, and physicality that is different than most. The tale of the tape...
6 foot 1, 211 pounds
40 time: 4.43
Bench Press: 16 reps
Vertical: 34 inches
Broad: 10 foot 6
6 foot 2, 230 pounds
40 time: 4.40
Bench Press: did not do
Vertical: 39 inches
Broad jump: 11 feet
Now, AJ is a complete beast and what he did as a 230 pounder in the 2003 combine was crazy good. Their styles though look eerily similar from what I see when I watch them play.
Some more numbers:
-AJ's college career he played 34 games in 3 years, his college career stats of 92 catches for 1831 yards with 20 td's is great Watkins even was better.
-Watkins college career is amazing. In 36 games he had 240 catches for 2291 yards and 27 td's.
-They both ran track. AJ had a personal best in the 100 meter race of 10.59 seconds and a 200 meter time of 21.51 seconds.
-Watkins has a personal best in the 100 meter race 10.45 seconds and the 200 meter race of 21.11 seconds.
-AJ was drafted at pick 1.03 of the 2003 draft and Watkins name will be called some where in the top 10 as well.
I think Watkins is the safest 1.01 of this years fantasy drafts by a large margin and he is going to be an absolute stud. I believe Watkins is going to be a ppr monster just like Andre. Watkins just like Andre (especially in his early years) has that ability to run by you, but they are not just run by you type of receivers. Andre through out his career has been a ppr monster and that is what I am seeing in Watkins. Take him at pick 1.01 and don't look back.