- CProjectionRound 6
- YearRS Senior
Strong Points: Playmaker -- more than 100 tackles last season. Good ILB size. Reacts quickly to run and pass. Gets depth with his pass drops and shows awareness in zone. Plays the ball well in the air and has good hands. Very good tackling ability -- hits and wraps.
Weak Points: Lacks top instincts -- reacts but anticipation skills less than desired. Average speed and range. Many of his plays come inside -- missing the speed or lateral quickness to be a consistent force vs. the outside run.
The Way We See It: Today's NFL is about speed, and Watson doesn't have enough of it. He makes a number of plays at the college level but just won't be able to get to the ball fast enough in the pros. He is tough and competitive, giving Watson a chance to make a team as a backup with good special-teams potential. If he runs faster than my estimated speed based on film, his grade goes up.