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Among the other general managers to attend were Doug Whaley of the Buffalo Bills, John Idzik of the Jets and Martin Mayhew of the Lions.

St. Louis picks second, Buffalo ninth and Detroit 10th in May’s draft.

The JetsRyan, whose son Seth is a receiver at Clemson, said he’d like to add a wideout to the roster and coveted Watkins. “But there’s no way he’ll be there” when New York selects 18th.

Watkins has several NFL meetings and individual workouts lined up over the next several weeks. “I’m getting ready to travel the world,” he said, smiling.

For now, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound receiver says he’ll fine tune his route running and focus his mind on making as big a splash in the NFL as he did at Clemson when he was an All-American as a freshman.

He doesn’t care who picks him. “I’m willing to go to any team and try and have that instant impact,” he said.

Watkins, who gave up his final college season for the pros, set Clemson marks last season with 101 catches for 1,464 yards, both school records. He left with a flourish, catching 16 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers' 40-35 win over No. 6 Ohio State at the Orange Bowl this past January.

The session brought out Clemson players past and present, including Bills running back C.J. Spiller. Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith attended and spoke briefly with Watkins.

“I was just asking him about the transition to the pros,” Watkins said. “He’s one of the best.”