BIOGRAPHY: Former receiver who moved to safety as a sophomore and proceeded to start the next two seasons. Senior-year totals included 63/1/3 after 26 tackles as a junior. Posted a career-high 71 tackles during his sophomore campaign.
POSITIVES: Tough, hard-hitting free safety with marginal size/speed numbers. Physical, aggressive in run defense, and likes to mix it up. Displays awareness in zone coverage, gets positioning on opponents, and fights to break up the pass.
NEGATIVES: At his best between the numbers and shows minimal sideline-to-sideline range. Lacks top-end speed and struggles in man-on-man situations. Not a heavy-duty defensive back.
ANALYSIS: Watts comes off a disappointing senior campaign after showing a lot of promise early in his career. He's a hard-charging defensive back with a special teams mentality, which could be his ticket at the next level.