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Grade
7.67 ?
  • 5.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 92.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.61 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 34 1/4" Arm Length
  • 310LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Watkins is new to the game of football, but has the strength and athleticism to play at the next level. He does not have the arm length and first step explosion to play left tackle, however he projects to be a quality starting guard. He plays with terrific balance and has the foot quickness to hold in pass protection. Despite his limited football experience, he engages very well with his hands and maintains a strong position. He will occasionally have lapses in his reads, but he has very high upside and will likely be a second day pick.

Analysis

Strengths

Watkins has good size for the guard position. Possesses excellent balance and the foot quickness to mirror defensive ends in pass protection. Shows proper hand placement and technique. Generates a good push in the running game and has the athleticism to make blocks in the second level. Plays mean and always finishes blocks.

Weaknesses

His arms are on the short side and he may struggle to engage longer defenders. Raw football player that does not always recognize stunts and blitzes and can get caught out of position. Will lunge at times making him susceptible to double moves. Lacks the knee bend to consistently thwart the bull rush.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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