Watson ranked in Top 5 CFB Players of 2016
|2016-02-04 09:42:58.0- -||
Heisman Finalist Deshaun Watson was rated by Pro Football Focus this week as the No. 4 returning college football player for 2016.
The Top 10 players listed were RB Christian McCaffrey, QB Baker Mayfield, RB Leonard Fournette, QB Deshaun Watson, DE Derek Barnett, DE Myles Garrett, CB Jourdan Lewis, RB Dalvin Cook, CB Desmond King and S Derwin James.
"Watson got better and better as the season wore on, and he nearly won the Tigers a national championship with his phenomenal performance against Alabama in the title-game loss," PFF.com said. "He earned his third-highest game grade of the season versus the Crimson Tide, and for the season overall his numbers were excellent. He finished behind only Mayfield as the No. 2-graded quarterback versus Power-5 competition, and had the top rushing grade among QBs. He’ll begin the season as a Heisman favorite."
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 he is the first quarterback in FBS history to have at least 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a single season.
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