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Bills rookie 1st-round draft pick WR Watkins quickly catching on in Buffalo

  • Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins takes part in drills during NFL football rookie camp at the team's facility in Orchard Park, N.Y., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins takes part in drills during NFL football rookie camp at the team's facility in Orchard Park, N.Y., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins smiles after taking part in drills during their NFL football rookie camp at the team's facility, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins smiles after taking part in drills during their NFL football rookie camp at the team's facility, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins takes part in drills during NFL football rookie camp at the team's facility in Orchard Park, N.Y., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins takes part in drills during NFL football rookie camp at the team's facility in Orchard Park, N.Y., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

Sammy Watkins has one rule when it comes to playing receiver.

It's on him to catch anything within his reach.

If that's the case, then Buffalo Bills' rookie first-round draft pick was perfect in Saturday when the team opened a three-day minicamp

Watkins opened by catching a side-armed wobbler delivered by former Ohio State backup Kenny Guiton on the first play from scrimmage. Watkins then made an arms out-stretched catch over the middle that sent him tumbling to the turf.

It was a performance that came to the delight and relief of coach Doug Marrone.

Marrone saw glimpses of the dynamic ability Watkins displayed at Clemson, which led to the Bills trading up five spots to select him with the fourth pick.

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