BIO: Former Duke transfer that started the past two years at Georgia totaling 23/324/2 as a senior after 31/341/3 the prior season. Gave serious consideration to entering the 2003 NFL draft but stayed in school. Turned in an amazing workout at the Combine.
POSITIVES: Impressive looking physical specimen and a complete tight end at the top of his game. Plays with leverage and a wide base, strong and runs well. Displays footwork in pass protection, gets movement from run blocks or seals defenders from the action with good body positioning. Easily handles one-on-one blocking assignments, even controlling opposing defensive lineman at the point. Adjusts well as a pass-catcher, comes up with the tough grab in traffic or gets downfield to make the reception.
NEGATIVES: Overall game lacks suddenness. Does not display the soft hands. Not as involved in the passing game as he should be.
ANALYSIS: From a physical point of view, Watson stands out in every aspect yet never took his game to the next level even when the opportunity arose. Started to show signs of life at the Senior Bowl and offers the underlying potential to be a top tight end at the next level should he ever pull the pieces together.