Prospect

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Danny Watkins (OL)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    310 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Baylor
  • Conference:
    Big 12
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 23 (23)

Pick Analysis: Andy Reid continues his tradition of spending high picks on linemen with the selection of Watkins. He is likely an interior blocker as a pro, but he provides the Eagles with flexibility and depth along the front. His aggressiveness, toughness and physical presence will certainly help improve the Eagles' ability to protect Michael Vick in the pocket.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.4 sec
  • Bench Press29.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump26.0 inch
  • Broad Jump92.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.61 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.62 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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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.


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.

Grade

7.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. Eagles take Watkins No. 23

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 10:59 p.m.

    The Philadelphia Eagles take Baylor OL Danny Watkins with the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 draft.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - OG Danny Watkins, Baylor

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:22 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Baylor offensive guard Danny Watkins.

  3. 2011 combine profile: Danny Watkins

    Published: March 18, 2011 at 04:58 p.m.

    Watch Baylor OT Danny Watkins work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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