ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect


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Watson has passed for 3223 yards and 27 touchdowns this season

ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss the current Heisman candidates including Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson and how he translates as a future NFL prospect.

"The most valuable player for an undefeated team that has a chance to be the No. 1 seed in the playoff, Watson should be in New York," Kiper Jr. said. "His passing numbers aren't eye-popping, but A) note the efficiency and accuracy, as he's completing over 70 percent of his passes and has consistently made the crucial throws, and B) He's run for over 700 yards. As a prospect: He's not draft-eligible, but you'll see him in the rankings next year."

Todd McShay believes that Clemson signal-caller Deshaun Watson would apparently land in round five through round seven next year if he decides to declare for the NFL draft.

"It's amazing the lack of buzz surrounding Watson," McShay said. "Like Mel said, his numbers aren't eye-popping -- mainly because the Tigers rarely throw it more than 40 times per game -- but his ability to consistently create big plays through the air and on the ground has been impressive. As a prospect: He's only a sophomore, but I'll guess Day 3 once he's eligible. He's far from a finished product, but I've been impressed by his accuracy."

Deshaun Watson had an impressive individual performance in leading #1 Clemson (12-0) to a 37-32 road victory over South Carolina (3-9) on Saturday.

Watson had 393 yards of total offense and was responsible for four out of the five total touchdowns against the Gamecocks in a 37-32 win on Saturday.

The three rushing touchdowns and 114 rushing yards against South Carolina were both career highs for Watson.

Watson has completed 261 for 371 (70.4%) for 3223 passing yards with 27 touchdowns and ten interceptions on the season.


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FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
TigerNet News
Either DW4 isn't as good as we think, or McShay is no expert
cutigersJD®
McSham is a clueless doofus... year in, year out.***
SOLOS®
Someone should go look to see where he had Evel Keneival
Tickled Orange
DW is an excellent college player...best player
tigerbum5
McShay projected Logan Thomas as a 1st rd pick...
CoolBreeze864
where did these "experts" have Cam Newton?
NYTiger88
Re: DW is an excellent college player...best player
CUZ28
Re: Either DW4 isn't as good as we think, or McShay is no expert
Motor City Bengal
Rounds 5-7? Todd McShay must be ill !***
argonaut1992®
Re: Rounds 5-7? Todd McShay must be ill !***
Beer4Tigers
Re: Rounds 5-7? Todd McShay must be ill !***
theo042296
Mc Shay sucks ###.***
Razorpaws
Re: Mc Shay sucks ###.***
HendrixTiger®
There's not a snowballs chance in helll Deshaun Watson is on
The hillbilly beater®
Re: There's not a snowballs chance in helll Deshaun Watson is on
Wytiger
McTwit. What a jock sniffer.
cofctigerincola®
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
PiKappTailgate
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whatweeatin®
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
PiKappTailgate
You made your handle 'pikapptailgate?'
CU2013®
Re: You made your handle 'pikapptailgate?'
PiKappTailgate
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
oldschtiger70®
If Boyd would have left after the LSU game
tigertown0626
Tajh couldn't read defenses, DW4 can.***
CoolBreeze864
Re: Tajh couldn't read defenses, DW4 can.***
jbrock11®
Love Tajh Boyd but completely disagree...
CoolBreeze864
Re: Tajh couldn't read defenses, DW4 can.***
lextiger551
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
ancientorange
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
cutigersJD®
Didn't ESPiN have him as a 4 star a couple years ago?
ClemsonTiger1988®
Yep, he's definitely a 3rd day pick. Guess he'll have to come back for year 4.
soywaker®
"ESPN 'expert'"
CU2013®
Re: "ESPN 'expert'"
bloodrunsorange63®
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
tigerdome
Why are his rushing td's not included? How many has he had?***
tigeron®
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
dinesh15
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
oldschtiger70®
He'll be the first QB taken if he decides to come out
jbrock11®
His height will lower him to round 3
tigertrain
He is 6'2" same height as Aaron Rodgers
CoolBreeze864
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
HendrixTiger®
I have watched football all of my life, so I am as qualified
LKN Tiger®
He may actually be using those records as his basis for
76er®
Re: I have watched football all of my life, so I am as qualified
Tigerdug23®
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
parsdog
Noticed that Marquise has 18 and 10 for total of 28. DW4 ?
tigeron®
Just passing. He has 9 rushing TDs I believe***
Drobins
So total of 36? Hope so - makes Henry's 22 look anemic!
tigeron®
Re: FB Update: ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect
Cletiger10
Could just have easily said," Spud and Taterdug23, Tnet NFL
Spud

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