Two Tigers ranked in Top 17 NFL prospects


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Fox Sports one analyst Joel Klatt released his Top 50 prospects for the 2017 NFL Draft on Monday morning and the list included former Clemson teammates Mike Williams and Deshaun Watson.

Williams was rated as the top wide receiver on the draft board at #8 overall and was rated the second overall offensive player behind only Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey.

"Potential No. 1 wide receiver with great size and ability to win in contested situations," Klatt said. "Drawbacks include easy drops and route running."

In 2016, Williams had 98 receptions for 1361 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had 177 catches for 2727 yards and 21 touchdowns (and his degree) during his collegiate career at Clemson.

Watson was rated as the second-best quarterback on the draft board at #17 overall behind only Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer.

"Watson has won at every level and shown that he is a great leader," Klatt said. "Further, he has shown the ability to play his best when his best is needed, although accuracy remains an issue."

In 2016, Watson completed 388 passes out of 579 attempts for 4593 yards and 41 passing touchdowns with 17 interceptions (and his degree) for an adjusted QBR of 84.9.


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