NFL.com picks Watson as a stock riser
GA (Gainesville HS)
Years Played: 2014 - 2016
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks has released his Stock Report which highlights the Week 5 college football players that had their stock rise or fall based on this past weekend's play.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was a "stock riser" as he completed 27-36 passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns in Clemson's 50-35 win over North Carolina.
The freshman sensation continues to live up to the hype as a spectacular playmaker for the Tigers. Watson notched a 400-yard game in his first official collegiate start, completing 27 of 36 passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns. Although Watson tossed an interception on a poor decision, the rookie bounced back to drop several dimes that will have NFL scouts salivating over his immense talent and potential. With a young, explosive crew of pass catchers around him, Watson could be the premier quarterback prospect to watch over the next few seasons.
Other players that highlighted by their exceptional play included RB Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska), DE Shane Ray (Missouri), PR Kaelin Clay (Utah) and WR Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss).