Deshaun Watson may be the most compelling and polarizing figure in this year's draft: a charismatic college superstar who has divided opinion over whether he can replicate success on the next level. The NFL Media Group presents an exclusive, inside-access look at Watson's road from the rarefied air of college to the pinnacle of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Over the past few months, quarterback Deshaun Watson has been in the middle of a whirlwind. From the heights of a National Championship at Clemson to the intensity of draft preparation and finally, to the stage in Philadelphia.
The quarterback on the verge of the biggest stage in football, returns to a quieter place that's no less important in his world - his hometown of Gainesville, Georgia. There, he reflects on the journey he's taken, and the people who have helped him along the way.
Deshaun Watson's path from national champion to potential top draft pick has taken him from Clemson to the NFL Combine, where he met lofty expectations with a standout performance. In this episode, he returns to Clemson, where the eyes of the football world were focused on his Pro Day.
Ever since the crowning achievement of the National Championship game, Deshaun Watson has shifted his focus to a new milestone: the 2017 NFL Draft. The road to Philadelphia first went through Indianapolis where the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine took place in late March.
Deshaun Watson's journey has led him to the doorstep of the 2017 NFL Combine. Every early morning, every strenuous workout, each mental test have all been a part of preparation to set him up for the biggest job interview of his life. His goal? To become the first quarterback selected in this year's NFL draft.