NFL Notes: Deshaun Watson, Bills, Falcons, Steelers

Deshaun Watson

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson confirmed that he plans to fully participate in all of the drills at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.

“That’s the plan,” Watson said, via the Associated Press. “Run, throw, meetings, everything.”

Watson said he’s hearing that he’ll likely end up being a first-round pick, possibly has high as the top-10 picks.

“I’m hearing that. First round, anywhere in that range, top 10, top five, just depends on what the teams say,” said Watson. “It’s something I can’t control. I just make sure I can control what I can control. Stay positive. The height is the height. This is how God made me. My hands are this size. I can’t really control that. I can put on weight and be able to go out there and throw and run and talk in the interviews and my knowledge. But outside of physical and body, that’s it.


  • Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 believes the Bills should use a second-round tender on restricted free agent RB Mike Gillislee, as it’s possible a team will be willing to part with a fifth-round pick to sign him away from Buffalo if they go with a low-round tender.
  • Capaccio would give C Ryan Groy a low-round tender and match a reasonable offer from another team.
  • As for P Colton Schmidt and LB Ik Enemkapli, Capaccio wouldn’t tender either restricted free agent an offer. Although, he would try to re-sign Schmidt at a lower rate.


  • Vaughn McClure of ESPN writes that the Falcons’ interest in free agent DT Earl Mitchell signals the start of a defensive line makeover for Atlanta.
  • McClure expects the Falcons to make changes to their interior defensive line, which could include moving on from veteran Tyson Jackson unless he’s willing to accept a pay cut to be back with the team next year.
  • Another player they could move on from, according to McClure, is veteran DT Jonathan Babineaux.
  • The Falcons are expected to re-sign free agent DE Courtney Upshaw.
  • A potential free agent addition for the Falcons worth watching could be Cowboys DT Terrell McClain, according to McClure.


  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders if the Steelers could have interest in veteran Darrelle Revis if the Jets release him this offseason.
  • Florio points out that the Steelers were one of a few teams reportedly interested in him a few years ago and he could transition to safety and return home looking to prove doubters wrong.
  • However, Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette doesn’t think the Steelers should want to bring him in, even if he ends up being available.

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