Sammy Watkins burst on to the college football scene as a true freshman in 2011. He hauled in 82 catches for 12 touchdowns and averaged just under 15 yards per reception on over 1200 yards receiving. Those numbers were good enough to earn him All-American honors, becoming only the fourth true freshman (first ever as a receiver) to be named as an All-American behind Herschel Walker, Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson.
Last season Watkins was expected to produce huge numbers. With a full college season under his belt, one where he absolutely dominated against ACC and SEC teams, the sophomore receiver was slated to have one of, if not the best season of any of the wideouts in the nation.
But before Watkins even had a chance to begin his much anticipated sophomore campaign, he ran into an offseason bind.
In the spring of 2012, Watkins was charged with possession of marijuana as well as two bottles of prescription drugs, both of which were not prescribed to him, resulting i...