Two Tigers in Top 7 picks of 2017 NFL Mock Draft


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The latest SI.com 2017 Mock Draft 4.0 has Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson projected to the San Francisco 49ers with the second overall pick behind only Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett.

"The debate over this draft’s QB1 is going to be a ceaseless conversation for the next four months," SI.com said. "You’ll see Watson anywhere from the top of the draft to Round 2. He should be closer to this spot. Yes, he must improve in his decision-making, reads and mechanics, but he has an outstanding arm—an element of his game that somehow has become underrated—plus the athleticism and experience to put him ahead of the curve."

In 2016, he has completed 353 passes out of 523 attempts for 4173 yards with 38 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

Watson completed 333 of 491 passes for 4,104 yards and 35 touchdowns and also had 207 rushes for 1105 yards and 12 scores this past 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.

His 487 yards of total offense set a record for a National Championship game and was the first quarterback in FBS history to have at least 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. For his career, he has 9743 passing yards with 87 touchdowns and 32 interceptions.

Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams was projected as the first wide receiver off the board with the San Diego Chargers at the #7th overall pick.

"San Diego’s need for a physically gifted outside receiver is not as high as it was a few months ago because of Tyrell Williams’s rise," SI.com said. "Still, another big-play option for Philip Rivers should be a must, regardless of how quickly Keenan Allen gets back from his season-ending injury. Williams can get deep and win 50-50 balls in the air."

In 2016, Williams has 90 receptions for 1267 yards and 10 touchdowns. For his career, he has 169 catches for 2633 yards and 20 touchdowns.

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