Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson


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Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson led his team to a thrilling 42-36 comeback victory against Louisville in Death Valley on Saturday night.

An anonymous NFL executive thought that Lamar Jackson looked more like a #1 overall pick than Deshaun Watson.

"The thing I took away from the (Clemson-Louisville) game is that Lamar Jackson has the look of a first (overall) pick, but I don't think (Deshaun) Watson has the same look," the anonymous NFL executive told NFL.com.

MY TAKE: I thought that Watson stepped his game up when it mattered and led his team to a victory when they needed him. Jackson had the stats (457 total yards), some WOW plays, and brought his team back from an 18-point deficit but couldn't get it done in the final minute of the contest. Watson did and that shows leadership to potential NFL teams.

The Louisville signal-caller was impressive with his stamina, acceleration, and throwing the ball while tiring out the Clemson defense. Without Clemson's five costly turnovers, the Clemson offense would have more than likely rolled offensively by exhausting the Louisville defenders. However, what really happened was the Clemson defense was fatigued playing over 90+ plays chasing Lamar Jackson around all evening.

Both quarterbacks should be proud of their performances in Death Valley on Saturday night as it will go down in one of the best quarterback matchups seen in Death Valley for the next decade.

What position will Jackson will play in the NFL one day? He has plenty of time to polish his quarterback play before potentially declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft but I also think he would be an exciting wide receiver prospect using his speed on slants and reverses.

Watson won the Davey O'Brien quarterback award for the week for his performance and he was 20-for-31 (64.5%) for 306 yards with five passing touchdowns and three interceptions for a QBR of 82.7. He also had 14 rushes for 91 yards (6.5 YPC) against Louisville. He has passed for 1302 yards (60.8%) for 14 touchdowns with seven interceptions this season for a QBR of 66.8.

He completed 333 of 491 passes (67.8%) for 4,104 yards and 35 touchdowns and also had 207 rushes for 1105 yards and 12 scores last season. His 5,209 yards of total offense and his 47 total touchdowns were ACC records, and his rushing total was a record for a Clemson quarterback. For his career, he has 6110 passing yards with 53 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

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TigerNet News
"Executive" must have been from the Browns...***
jbrock11®
For Deshaun's sake, i hope you're right.
OldGreenTom
Good luck picking Lamar this year***
tatertot3
Proof NFL execs are idiots
PioneerG
Well, that is kinda what the analyst said...
francismariontiger®
is that thomas dimitroff???
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: is that thomas dimitroff???
Prowling_28
Anonymous Fan doesn't give a rats ###
Tigertales87
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jajtiger
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Moonshiner®
Re: FB Update: Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson
jajtiger
I hope he does slide to mid late first and not go to a
clmsntgr1®
Re: I hope he does slide to mid late first and not go to a
clemson7024
Re: I hope he does slide to mid late first and not go to a
clemson7024
Here's the only comparison I need
Tiger88
So, you would pick Jake Coker over DW I guess.***
josephg®
Re: So, you would pick Jake Coker over DW I guess.***
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
The bottom line of the previous poster was WHO
josephg®
Titans' Exec?
Ucel74
Re: FB Update: Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson
CmoneyTiger
Re: FB Update: Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson
CmoneyTiger
Any "exec" who thinks that wiry Lamar Jackson will
djosey13®
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fjones
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CU_Kobe_24®
Found His Picture
Carlsbad®
Watson may not be a #1 overall pick, but Jackson isnt
TigersAndCubs
Re: FB Update: Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson
tabbyplague®
Must be the Browns.
Electric Orange
L. Jackson needs to man up and stop pouting
imacutiger12
Re: L. Jackson is really pouting because he
wewillROCKyou
Clemson people need to get over themselves... and now...
epifunny
could you explain again how the fans humility plays any part
Snowtown®
no one used the term "fan" except you -
epifunny
are you saying Clemson people aren't true fans?***
Snowtown®
worthless analysis
silvavocati
This NFL exec can basically get Lamar Jackson right now...
Moondog
Re: FB Update: Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson
fencebusters®
Kelly, Watson, Jackson...Who would you pick?
UtilTiger
Kizer has to be in the discussion. LJ not eligible,
Clemson13
Did you all miss the part where the analyst says LJ should..
francismariontiger®
Hes probably the guy who drafted Ryan Leaf...
vfral1
Really all those NFL throws LJ made underneath
oriyah10
Re: Really all those NFL throws LJ made underneath
BKendall36®
I also think that putting on more muscle
oriyah10
Re: I also think that putting on more muscle
CmoneyTiger
Here we go again with this anonymous BS......***
GSCtiger
Re: FB Update: Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson
CmoneyTiger
Good, let "anonymous exec" take Deshone Kizer over Deshaun
803Tiger72®
Re: FB Update: Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson
BKendall36®
He's wrong about Jackson, but right about Watson.
4schitzngrins®
Re: FB Update: Anonymous NFL executive's take on Deshaun Watson
greenvillealum07
Must be from the Browns. They can't evaluate
ggordon

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