Carlos Watkins   #91 DE

Height: 6-3   Weight: 297   Age: 25

Born: 12/5/1993 Forest City , NC

College: Clemson

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Chase HS [Forest City, NC]









Draft 2017

Pick No.142

Selected By: Houston Texans

Round: 4

Pick (Overall): 36 (142)

Pick Analysis: Five Clemson Tigers left early for the NFL after the 2015 season. Watkins could have gone pro, probably landing in the second round, but he decided to stick around for his senior year to help his team win a national title. That did just that, thanks in part to Watkins' play on the defensive line. He led the team with 13.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks among his 50 total stops, and was named first-team All-ACC and second-team Associated Press All-American at the end of the year. Watkins was a second-team all-conference selection as a junior with 69 tackles, eight for loss, 3.5 sacks and an interception that he returned for a score. The top 10 defensive tackle recruit patiently waited for his time to shine behind Clemson's always-stacked front four, playing in nine games as a true freshman (16 tackles, one TFL). He started one of the first three games of his sophomore year (11 tackles, 1.5 TFL), but redshirted the season due to injuries suffered in a September 2013 car accident that killed the driver, a high school friend. Watkins returned to play 11 games as a reserve the following year (13 tackles, two TFL).


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  1. Texans select Carlos Watkins No. 142 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 29, 2017 at 02:10 p.m.

    Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Scott Kelly announce the Houston Texans' selection of Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins in Round 4 with the No. 142 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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