ESPN draft experts discuss Watson as an NFL prospect


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Watson has passed for 3223 yards and 27 touchdowns this season
Watson has passed for 3223 yards and 27 touchdowns this season

ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss the current Heisman candidates including Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson and how he translates as a future NFL prospect.

"The most valuable player for an undefeated team that has a chance to be the No. 1 seed in the playoff, Watson should be in New York," Kiper Jr. said. "His passing numbers aren't eye-popping, but A) note the efficiency and accuracy, as he's completing over 70 percent of his passes and has consistently made the crucial throws, and B) He's run for over 700 yards. As a prospect: He's not draft-eligible, but you'll see him in the rankings next year."

Todd McShay believes that Clemson signal-caller Deshaun Watson would apparently land in round five through round seven next year if he decides to declare for the NFL draft.

"It's amazing the lack of buzz surrounding Watson," McShay said. "Like Mel said, his numbers aren't eye-popping -- mainly because the Tigers rarely throw it more than 40 times per game -- but his ability to consistently create big plays through the air and on the ground has been impressive. As a prospect: He's only a sophomore, but I'll guess Day 3 once he's eligible. He's far from a finished product, but I've been impressed by his accuracy."

Deshaun Watson had an impressive individual performance in leading #1 Clemson (12-0) to a 37-32 road victory over South Carolina (3-9) on Saturday.

Watson had 393 yards of total offense and was responsible for four out of the five total touchdowns against the Gamecocks in a 37-32 win on Saturday.

The three rushing touchdowns and 114 rushing yards against South Carolina were both career highs for Watson.

Watson has completed 261 for 371 (70.4%) for 3223 passing yards with 27 touchdowns and ten interceptions on the season.


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TigerNet News
spacer Either DW4 isn't as good as we think, or McShay is no expert
cutigersJD
spacer McSham is a clueless doofus... year in, year out.***
SOLOS®
spacer Someone should go look to see where he had Evel Keneival
Tickled Orange
spacer DW is an excellent college player...best player
tigerbum5
spacer McShay projected Logan Thomas as a 1st rd pick...
CoolBreeze864
spacer where did these "experts" have Cam Newton?
NYTiger88
spacer Re: DW is an excellent college player...best player
CUZ28
spacer Re: Either DW4 isn't as good as we think, or McShay is no expert
Motor City Bengal
spacer Rounds 5-7? Todd McShay must be ill !***
argonaut1992®
spacer Re: Rounds 5-7? Todd McShay must be ill !***
Beer4Tigers
spacer Re: Rounds 5-7? Todd McShay must be ill !***
theo042296
spacer Mc Shay sucks ###.***
Razorpaws
spacer Re: Mc Shay sucks ###.***
HendrixTiger®
spacer There's not a snowballs chance in helll Deshaun Watson is on
The hillbilly beater®
spacer Re: There's not a snowballs chance in helll Deshaun Watson is on
Wytiger
spacer McTwit. What a jock sniffer.
cofctigerincola®
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PiKappTailgate
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whatweeatin
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PiKappTailgate
spacer You made your handle 'pikapptailgate?'
CU2013®
spacer Re: You made your handle 'pikapptailgate?'
PiKappTailgate
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oldschtiger70
spacer If Boyd would have left after the LSU game
tigertown0626
spacer Tajh couldn't read defenses, DW4 can.***
CoolBreeze864
spacer Re: Tajh couldn't read defenses, DW4 can.***
jbrock11
spacer Love Tajh Boyd but completely disagree...
CoolBreeze864
spacer Re: Tajh couldn't read defenses, DW4 can.***
lextiger551
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ancientorange
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cutigersJD
spacer Didn't ESPiN have him as a 4 star a couple years ago?
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Yep, he's definitely a 3rd day pick. Guess he'll have to come back for year 4.
soywaker®
spacer "ESPN 'expert'"
CU2013®
spacer Re: "ESPN 'expert'"
bloodrunsorange63®
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tigerdome
spacer Why are his rushing td's not included? How many has he had?***
tigeron®
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dinesh15
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oldschtiger70
spacer He'll be the first QB taken if he decides to come out
jbrock11
spacer His height will lower him to round 3
tigertrain®
spacer He is 6'2" same height as Aaron Rodgers
CoolBreeze864
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HendrixTiger®
spacer I have watched football all of my life, so I am as qualified
LKN Tiger®
spacer He may actually be using those records as his basis for
76er®
spacer Re: I have watched football all of my life, so I am as qualified
Tigerdug23®
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parsdog
spacer Noticed that Marquise has 18 and 10 for total of 28. DW4 ?
tigeron®
spacer Just passing. He has 9 rushing TDs I believe***
Drobins
spacer So total of 36? Hope so - makes Henry's 22 look anemic!
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spacer Could just have easily said," Spud and Taterdug23, Tnet NFL
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