BIO: Two-year starter with numbers of 77/3/5 as a senior after 56/4/10 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized athlete coming off a disappointing senior campaign. Explodes up the field defending running plays or screens and goes for the knockout blow. Displays good range to the sidelines, effective facing the action and flashes ball skills. Quick changing direction and stays with receivers out from their breaks. Outstanding special-teamer effective on coverage units.
NEGATIVES: Struggles with his back to the ball, slow locating the pass and very indecisive.
ANALYSIS: An athletic safety with the skills and range to play centerfield, Watkins graded out as a top-45 pick until last year. Has a bit of risk to his game yet offers starting potential for a team patient with him.