Clemson is holding its pro day on Thursday, one of a handful of schools hosting workouts for its NFL hopefuls, and there's a very special guest in the house: St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead. It's a good place for him to be considering potential No. 2 pick Sammy Watkins is there working out.
Of course, Snead's not the only special guest there ... he's just the one with the best hair.
Steve Smith talking with Sammy Watkins at Clemson's Pro Day on ESPN pic.twitter.com/jP86palCWo— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) March 6, 2014
Watkins is one of three of the most likely possibilities for the Rams at the No. 2 pick, or even if they trade down a couple spots (maybe). And why not? He's the kind of true No. 1 wide receiver the team hasn't had since the GSOT days.
There are other notable players working out at Clemson worth paying attention to as well. Guard Brandon Thomas is projected to be a second day pick. He actually played tackle last season, but most scouts see him as a guard in the NFL. Thomas may have changed some of those opinions at the Senior Bowl, where he worked as tackle and turned heads with his pass blocking. Versatile linemen ... hmm, seems like the Rams could certainly use some of those.
Quarterback Taji Boyd is also on the docket at the Tigers pro day. Unlike his blind side protector last year, he did not have a good week at the Senior Bowl, and will be looking to convince teams that he's a worthy late-round developmental prospect.
Two more under-the-radar types in Rock Hill and likely to slide onto Snead's radar: cornerback Bashaud Breeland and wide receiver Martavis Bryant.
Bryant put himself into second round consideration at the Combine with a scorching 4.34 time in the 40. He's fast, and at 6'4, has the height to impress some teams. Breeland has earned some praise for his press-man abilities as an outside corner. He's also likes to mix it up against the run. Most view him as a second- or third-round pick.