Photo of Dekoda Watson
Grade
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  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 40.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 240LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands

Overview

Watson was the Seminoles most disruptive defender in 2009 with 13 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He needs added weight and strength but shows pop and power when tackling. He is a versatile athlete that has played inside and outside linebacker. Watson reacts well and understands how to maintain leverage on the edge. Watson is best attacking the line of scrimmage and needs technique work and may be a bit of a liability in pure man coverage schemes. Watson is a good football player that will provide depth at linebacker as well as excellent special team’s contributor.

Analysis

Strengths

Watson has been a productive linebacker, especially this past fall. He’s a gritty, tough performer who has played with injuries. Displayed impressive versatility by playing both inside and outside. Plays with good instincts especially off the snap. Has shown some pass rush ability especially shooting gaps inside. Special team’s production adds to his overall value.

Weaknesses

Lacks the necessary coverage awareness and technique and does not project well against third down backs in man. Has been hampered by injuries at various times. Only possesses average space agility against the run and in coverage. Needs added bulk to hold up at the next level.
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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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