Watson ranked as a Top 5 starting CFB Quarterback

by - Assoc. Editor -

Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
So. Quarterback
#4 6-2, 207
Gainesville, GA

View Full Profile
was ranked on Tuesday as the #5 starting quarterback in the country according to Athlon Sports.

"Watson could rank among the top three quarterbacks on this list by the end of 2015," Athlon Sports stated. "Injuries limited Watson to just eight games last season, but he finished with 1,466 yards and 14 passing scores."

In his rookie campaign, Watson completed 67.9% of his passes for 1,466 yards (10.7 per attempt) with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions for a tremendous quarterback rating of 188.57. Another superlative is that he had a nation's best 10.7 yards per pass attempt.

Watson completed 14 for 19 passes for 269 yards and four total touchdowns in the rivalry win against the Gamecocks.

He has been impressive since the beginning of fall camp.

The ACC conference appears to have strong signal-callers as five quarterbacks are represented in the Top 15 of the rankings (33%).

Other ACC quarterback rankings include Brad Kaaya (#11), Justin Thomas (#12), Marquise Williams (#13), Jacoby Brissett (#15), Everett Golson (#25), Chad Voytik (#39), Reggie Bonnafon (#50), Michael Brewer (#51), Thomas Sirk (#58), Terrel Hunt (#79), Matt Johns (#82), John Wolford (#85) and Darius Wade (#86).

Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Post your comments!

Former Clemson LB traded to Dolphins

ESPN analyst: Bryant 'will be better' than Watson

Dates set for 2018 Clemson-SC, Clemson-TAMU

Former Clemson WR signs with Roughriders

Don't want to get smacked by Wilkins? Don't score. Or play rock-paper-scissors

WATCH: Clemson is a complete football team

Wilkins: 'Don't score if you don't want to get me too excited'

WATCH: O'Daniel on his transition into playmaker role

WATCH: Hyatt seeing good things from O-line
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Daily Digest