Photo of Chris Watt
Drafted By: Chargers
  • Round 3
  • Pick 25
  • Overall 89

Combine Results

Grade
5.4 ?
  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"This is another really good football player from Notre Dame. Watt teamed with (Dallas Cowboys first-round pick) Zack Martin on the left side of that offensive line. He's one of the smartest and toughest offensive linemen in this draft." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 310LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Suburban Chicago native prepped at Glenbard West, where he was a USA Today and Parade All-American. Had surgery to repair a torn labrum after his senior season and redshirted in 2009. Backed up Chris Stewart at right guard in '10, appearing in all 13 games (117 snaps). Started all 26 games at left guard 2011-12. In '13, started all 11 games played at LG -- tore his right PCL against Air Force and did not play against Navy, then tore his right MCL against Stanford. Was sidelined for the Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers as well as the Senior Bowl. Pulled left quad while attempting 40-yard dash at pro day.

Analysis

Strengths

Engages quickly and runs his feet on contact. Effective with an angle and can swing his hips in the hole. Generates movement in the run game and works to finish blocks. Good bend and balance -- plays on his feet. Sound fundamentals in pass protection. Strong, active hands to punch and control defenders. Can shuffle and slide. Good mobility. Works well in tandem. Smart and alert. Praised for his toughness and blue-collar work ethic. Three-year starter.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal arm length and does not have large hands. Needs more sand in his pants. Susceptible to bull rush when powerful tackles get into his frame. Average athlete. Inconsistent connecting with moving targets in space. Missed his final bowl game after suffering a knee injury.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Good-sized, physical, competitive, bump-and-steer technician with starter-caliber ability in multiple schemes. Has a desirable temperament for the position and is a projectable, low-risk prospect.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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