BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a junior and awarded All-Conference honors the past two years. Senior totals included 40/6.5/2 after 37/7/2 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Athletic, wide-bodied run stuffer who flashes dominance. Quick off the snap, powerful and bull-rushes opponents off the line of scrimmage. Moves well laterally, immediately alters his angle of attack and has a burst of speed. Plays with a good degree of explosion and is effective when he keeps his pads low.
NEGATIVES: Must significantly improve his hand technique and learn to protect himself. Gets tall and can be handled by ordinary blockers. Skates through plays, takes downs off, and not known as a consistent worker.
ANALYSIS: A defender who controls the line of scrimmage when focused on the task at hand, Watson offers tremendous upside potential for the next level. A player who switches it on and off, Watson needs to improve his conditioning, intensity and consistency to reach the level of play scouts feel he is capable of.