Watson selected #1 overall in 2017 Mock Draft

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Walterfootball.com has released its latest 2017 NFL Mock Draft and has Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson as the #1 overall selection to the Chicago Bears.

"Having said that, the Bears drafting No. 1 overall isn't that far-fetched," the website said. "The team struggled down the stretch, and Jay Cutler won't have Adam Gase next year. Cutler could struggle as a result, and if so, he'll be gone."

"Chicago will gladly draft Deshaun Watson. College football's version of Russell Wilson, Watson had an amazing run despite being just a mere sophomore. The sky's the limit for him."

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.

Watson's 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.

Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams was also listed at #21 overall in the 2017 Mock Draft.

"Mike Williams had a big year for Clemson in 2014, but played just one game last season because of a neck fracture," the website said. "He's very talented, however, so if he recovers and performs well in 2016, he'll be a mid-first-round choice. The Cowboys could be interested, as they currently have nothing outside of Dez Bryant at receiver."

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