Originally Posted by ralph
Ok, but nowhere else does.
If we can get him in third even better.
Mel Kiper #24: "Wednesday morning, NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. released an updated mock draft that featured three Florida State juniors -- Bjoern Werner, Menelik Watson and Xavier Rhodes -- in the first round. The placement of Werner (6th) and Rhodes (28th) in the draft's initial round weren't all that surprising -- most draft experts have them slotted somewhere in the first 32 picks -- but Watson at No. 24 was a bit surprising." http://www.seminoles.com/blog/2013/0...ik-watson.html
He looked absolutely dominant, from time to time, during Florida State’s 2012 season. Given another year to improve at the collegiate level, he might have been a Round 1 or Round 2 prospect. Watson will slip a little lower than that in April, but he could turn into a steal. http://nfl.si.com/2013/01/15/2013-nf...d-be-sleepers/
Meaning if taken in third and is a steal, could have been taken in second.
A few names of underclassmen OLs that have declared early for the draft over the past 10+ years. Most of the guys I listed all had ridiculous amounts of physical skills and ability, some turned out some did not. But Watson stacks up to having elite physical potential as a offensive lineman. There is a reason he came out early, and if he does indeed drop past round 2, which I really doubt he will be one hell of a pickup.
He has the potential to be one of the best OLs FSU has put into the league in a long, long time. I saw Mel Kiper Jr. saying he could go Round 1
. It just takes one team to fall in love with a prospect and do something foolish, taking him Round 1 right now is foolish. Anytime after about pick 50
he is a solid addition, especially if you have a veteran RT he can sit behind for a year, maybe 2 while you work on his technique and get him some experience.http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/....php?p=3244801
Dude is a physical marvel no doubt. This kid will wow people at the combine. The only issue is his age. I think he will be 26ish come April. http://boards.philadelphiaeagles.com...-nfl-draft-ee/