Two Tigers named in Top 7 picks of NFL Mock Draft


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Two Tigers named in Top 7 picks of NFL Mock Draft

Athlon Sports released their latest 2017 NFL Mock Draft, and two Clemson offensive players were projected in the first seven overall picks of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson was projected #3 overall to the Chicago Bears and the first signal-caller chosen.

"Watson hasn’t been as impressive this season as last, but he has far more starting experience than the other quarterbacks being mentioned near the top of the draft," Athlon Sports said. "Another impressive postseason could silence any doubters."

Watson completed 26-of-32 passes for 347 yards and six touchdowns in Clemson’s 56-7 win over rival South Carolina. He has passed for 3626 yards with 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this season. For his career, he has passed for 9196 yards with 93 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

Clemson star wide receiver Mike Williams was projected to be taken at #7 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans and the first wide receiver taken.

"The Titans got this pick from the Rams, and they may have their choice of the top wide receiver or top corner in the draft," Athlon Sports said. "They need both, but we’ll go with the idea of giving Marcus Mariota another weapon for starters."

Williams has 79 catches for 1114 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. For his career, he has 158 catches for 2480 yards and 20 scores.

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