Two Tigers in Top 4 picks in 2017 Mock Draft


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Yahoo Sports has released its 2017 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 on Friday and two Clemson players were listed in the first four overall picks.

Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson was projected to go #2 overall to the Chicago Bears.

"The Bears might be regretting passing on a quarterback in 2016 given the solid depth of the class and the sudden need of a developmental prospect with Jay Cutler hurt and Brian Hoyer currently operating as a one-year fill-in," Yahoo Sports said. "Cutler is owed no guaranteed money beyond this season, so moving on from him would be easy. Welcoming Watson, a big-play artist with developmental needs, would be the biggest QB story in the Windy City since the Cutler trade nearly eight years ago."

Watson is 90-for-150 for 996 passing yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions through four games this season. For his collegiate career, he has 6566 passing yards with 58 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

Dynamic playmaker Mike Williams was predicted to go to the San Francisco 49ers with the #4th overall pick.

"They’ve drafted a defender first each of the past four years and are in dire need of some elite offensive talent to help make Chip Kelly’s system go," Yahoo Sports said. "The natural spot to start is at quarterback, and Kizer and Watson would have to be very much in play if they end up drafting in this range. Right now, this feels very high for Williams, but he is every bit the type of talent that the Tigers have produced in recent years. A clean bill of health could ensure his spot in the top dozen or so picks. Kelly loves big receivers with the ability to high point and win in the air. The 49ers currently have no such receiver."

Williams has 21 receptions for 306 yards and a touchdown this season. He has 100 receptions for 1672 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career at Clemson.

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