Deshaun Watson   #4 QB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 220   Age: 23

Born: 9/14/1995 Gainesville , GA

College: Clemson

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Gainesville HS [GA]









Draft 2017

Pick No.12

Selected By: Houston Texans

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 12 (12)

Pick Analysis: The two-time Heisman Trophy finalist took the Clemson program to another level, resulting in the school's first national championship in more than 30 years. Starting five games as a true freshman and winning four (14 touchdowns against just two interceptions), the 2013 Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year immediately showed he belonged, even though he had to have surgery on a torn ACL after the season. In his sophomore season, Watson led his team to the National Championship (4,104 passing yards, 35 passing touchdowns; 1,105 rushing yards, including 12 scores) and won the Davey O'Brien and Payton Manning Awards as the nation's top quarterback. Watson didn't take home as much hardware in 2016, but he still led Clemson to a national title while garnering second-team All-American honors (4,593 yards, 41 TDs, 17 INTs, 67.0 completion pct; 629 yards, nine TDs rushing).


Video Playlist

  1. Texans select Deshaun Watson No. 12 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 09:48 p.m.

    The Houston Texans select Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson No. 12 in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Watson: Michael Jordan comparison 'caught me off guard'

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 04:50 p.m.

    Quarterback Deshaun Watson comments on Coach Dabo Swinney's quote comparing him to Michael Jordan.

  3. Instant Draft Grade Deshaun Watson: B+

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 09:45 p.m.

    NFL Media's Matt Smith, Bucky Brooks, Derek Carr, and Lance Zierlein give Deshaun Watson a B+ draft grade

  4. Watson: 'Whatever I can do to help the team win, that's the play'

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 12:38 a.m.

    NFL Media's Dave Dameshek and Ike Taylor catch up with Deshaun Watson after he is drafted at No. 12 by the Houston Texans.

  5. Palmer: Texans had their eyes on Watson for some time

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 01:30 p.m.

    NFL Network's James Palmer talks about the Texans decision to draft QB Deshaun Watson and what positions they are likely to draft in round 2.

  6. Deshaun Watson: One Shot - Episode 4

    Published: March 29, 2017 at 06:59 p.m.

    Deshaun Watson's path from national champion to potential top draft pick has taken him from Clemson to the NFL Scouting Combine and now back to Clemson for his pro day.

  7. Five facts: Deshaun Watson

    Published: April 11, 2017 at 11:10 a.m.

    What does Clemson QB Deshaun Watson eat before every game? Here are five things you should know about the national champion.

  8. First Draft: Deshaun Watson is Mr. Champion

    Published: March 15, 2017 at 06:03 p.m.

    After leading his team to victory with a stellar performance at the National Championship game against Alabama, Clemson's star QB, Deshaun Watson continued to impress at this year's Combine.

  9. Deshaun Watson college highlights

    Published: April 8, 2017 at 09:34 p.m.

    Everything you need to know about Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

  10. Deshaun Watson 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: March 2, 2017 at 01:24 p.m.

    Deshaun Watson 2017 Combine Workout

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