NFL scout compares Watson's football IQ to a young Peyton Manning


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Watson helped Clemson win the 2016 National title

Back-to-back Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson had a stellar career in his three years at Clemson including leading the team to their first National Championship since 1981. By all accounts and physical measurables, Watson had an impressive showing at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine last week.

One NFL Scout was in awe of Watson's intelligence and football IQ during the interview portion of the event according to NFL writer Mike Freeman.

"Maybe the best interview I've ever had with a guy," the anonymous NFL scout said. "Quick learner. Probably knows as much about football as any other prospect I've been around, and that includes guys like Peyton Manning. He was that impressive."

In 2016, Watson completed 388 passes out of 579 attempts for 4593 yards and 41 passing touchdowns with 17 interceptions (and his degree) for an adjusted QBR of 84.9.

Watson was able to pick the brain of future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees on Wednesday.

"Appreciate Drew Bree for linking up and talking ball with me today," Watson tweeted. "Huge fan, 1 of the best around!"


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