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By Joe Buscaglia
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Watkins headlines three pre-draft Bills visitors

The pre-draft visits are winding down around the National Football League, and that's the same case for the Buffalo Bills who hosted three more prospects on Wednesday. One of the top players available in 2014, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, met with the coaching staff and toured the facilities at One Bills Drive.

Watkins entered the 2014 NFL Draft after his true junior season, wrapping up three seasons of being one of the most electric offensive talents in all of college football. Through his three-year career, Watkins totaled 241 receptions for 3,397 yards and 27 touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound wideout is projected to be picked within the top five of the first round on May 8.

Joining Watkins in Orchard Park on Wednesday for visits were Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin and McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Martin is a four-year starter for the Fighting Irish, making 50 of his 52 career starts at left tackle. Depending on who you ask, Martin is viewed as either a tackle or a guard in the NFL, and is likely to be a first round pick.

A native of Quebec, Duvernay-Tardif is one of the top Canadian prospects available in the 2014 NFL Draft. After spending his freshman season at McGill as a defensive lineman, Duvernay-Tardif converted to offensive tackle in his sophomore season and put on 65 pounds through his final three years. He know stands 6-foot-5 and 321-pounds, and is a projected mid-round selection.

The Bills have now used 26 of their 30 pre-draft visits for non-local college prospects. For a full list of the players that have visited Orchard Park, click here.

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