An NFL director of college scouting tells Matt Miller of B/R is down on Clemson QB Deshaun Watson and compared his issues to Robert Griffin III.
According to Miller, the director mentioned that both Watson and RGIII were undersized runners who struggle to read opposing defenses.
Miller admits that Watson could still end up being a high first-round pick next year but it appears as though his draft stock is slowly sinking.
Heading into the 2016 season, Watson was viewed by many to be the best quarterback prospect in the country and a potential No. 1 overall pick. However, things haven’t gone as well as many had hoped for Watson this season and some NFL evaluators now view UNC’s Mitch Trubisky as the best quarterback prospect in next year’s class.
Watson declared for the 2017 NFL Draft a few weeks ago along with three other Clemson players.
During his college career at Clemson, Watson has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 9,201 yards to go along with 83 touchdowns and 29 interceptions over the course of 32 games. Watson has also contributed 1,744 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns on the ground.
We’ll have more regarding Watson and where he could go in next year’s draft as the news is available.