ESPN's Todd McShay projects Watson as a Day 2 pick


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Watson dominated the Gamecocks in several Palmetto Bowls
Watson dominated the Gamecocks in several Palmetto Bowls

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay shared on Friday that he projects Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson as a Day 2 pick for the 2017 NFL Draft.

"The fact that Watson hasn't taken a leap forward is concerning, and I've dropped him a bit on my board, although he's still my No. 2 quarterback," McShay said. (This is a particularly weak QB draft class at the top.) Watson has played better in the past few games (10 TDs, 2 INTs) after a three-interception performance cost Clemson against Pitt."

McShay said that Watson is best when he uses his legs to extend plays.

"Watson's intermediate-to-deep accuracy is still an issue: He has 10 picks on passes of 15 yards or more this season, second-most among Power 5 QBs," McShay said. "Watson is at his best when he's able to run and extend plays and create with his feet in addition to throwing. He suffered the shoulder injury against Syracuse, and that seemed to throw him off for a bit."

Watson won the Davey O'Brien Award at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday evening, joining Ty Detmer, Danny Wuerffel, and Jason White as the only two-time winners of the award.

For the season, Watson has completed 329 of 487 passes for 3914 yards and 37 touchdowns. He ranks fourth in the nation in completions, fifth in touchdown passes and eighth in completion percentage and eighth in total offense. His 37 touchdown passes are a Clemson season record.

Watson finished third in the Heisman voting last season as he threw for 3,512 yards with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

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spacer It will be interesting to watch Watson and Clemson win the
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spacer what a idiot***
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CmoneyTiger
spacer Is he really blaming DW4 for the Pitt gm lost?
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spacer Whether that was on Leggett or not...
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spacer What the defense did is almost entirely irrelevant when
TigersAndCubs
spacer Yep, that was nice of Leggett to take the blame for DW4
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spacer Sorry, LB actually made the pick.***
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Dugatiger®
spacer He's a top 10 pick guaranteed.. come March McShay will move him up
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spacer We get it McShay, you don't like Watson
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spacer Half of his INT's have been tipped or receivers fault***
tatertot3®
spacer Tipped ball INTs are on the QB. INTs that go off the hands
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spacer Re: We get it McShay, you don't like Watson
ddclemson
spacer I don't know how much it matters, but Watson's INTs
TigersAndCubs
spacer Whoever gets him is getting a steal. I just hope he lands..
Carlsbad®
spacer Why is this even posted under "Clemson Updates"?
ctigerfan
spacer McShay had Geno Smith as #1 QB in 2013. Take from that what you will***
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spacer That was a horrifically bad QB class though.
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