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Danny Watkins
Round 1, Pick 23
Position: G
Class:  4Sr
School: Baylor
Conference: Big 12
HT: 6-3.5
WT: 310
40 Time: 5.36
Biography: Junior college transfer awarded all-Conference honors as a senior. Started two-years at left tackle for Baylor. Originally a hockey player from Canada who was also a volunteer firefighter.

Positives: "Fundamentally sound blocker who uses all his assets well. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage, and is patient in pass protection. Makes terrific use of angles, stays square, and seals defenders from the action with good body positioning. Quickly gets his hands up, extends them into defenders, and turns opponents from the action. Plays with great quickness, can adjust to opponents, and knocks them from their angle of attack. Works hard until the whistle blows."

Negatives: Average strength and does not get much movement run blocking. Will be 27 years old in November.

Analysis: Watkins is a tremendous story who has played solid football the past two-years. He's a hard-working lineman who is NFL ready at a variety of positions and is a quick learner who should immediately break into a starting lineup this September at guard or tackle.

Projection: 2nd
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