Top NFL draft prospect Sammy Watkins shows off a $20,000 watch on Instagram


Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed, left, and Sammy Watkins pose for a photograph a party in New York on Tuesday. (John Minchillo/AP Images for Athletes Quarterly)

A lot of people tuned into the Kentucky Derby to see what Johnny Weir’s hat would look like. Now you can tune into the NFL draft on Thursday to see what Sammy Watkins’s watch will look like.

But why wait? Watkins gave the world a sneak peek of his very bright accessory choices on Instagram today.

The watches both appear be Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs from Swiss maker Audemars Piguet. The basic, un-bedazzled models start at around $20,000. Who knows what the custom diamond-encrusted versions go for.

This begs raises the question: If Watkins is buying this type of swag before he gets his first NFL check, what’s he going to do with the football money hits his bank account? It sounds like it might be less exciting than the bling. He told TMZ he’ll by a car, “nothing crazy though.”

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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