Earl Watford   #71 OG

Height: 6-3   Weight: 300   Age: 28

Born: 6/24/1990 Philadelphia , PA

College: James Madison

Experience: 6th season

High School: Simon Gratz HS [Philadelphia, PA]





Draft 2013

Pick No.116

Selected By: Arizona Cardinals

Round: 4

Pick (Overall): 19 (116)

Pick Analysis: An all-city defensive lineman as a senior at Philadelphia?s Simon Gratz High School, Watford also gained recognition by being named to the Philadelphia News? public all-decade second team. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain and current University Florida junior defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd were among those included on the first team, while Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes received third team honors. That?s some pretty good company for Watford to share, and is an indication of his NFL potential.

Watford was recruited as an offensive tackle, however, because of his agility and growing frame. He showed versatility as a redshirt freshman, playing in 11 games with one start at left guard and another at left tackle. He started the next 23 games at left guard for the Dukes, helping JMU finish in the top 12 in the FCS in rushing. In 2011, Colonial Athletic Association coaches voted him first-team all-conference. In his senior season, he started in 11 games, and only allowed one sack. For the second year in a row, he was a first-team all-conference selection.


Video Playlist

  1. 2013 Combine workout: Earl Watford

    Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 03:00 a.m.

    Watch James Madison OL Earl Watford work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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