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Strongside/Weakside: Deshaun Watson

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After leading his team to victory in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson announced he would forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft. Is he any good?


  • Speed and agility could give him as many as .003 extra seconds in the pocket against NFL-level pass rush
  • Has already verbally committed to Broncos
  • Big, strong hands give his grip that sense of comforting security teams are looking for
  • Name really going to roll off Al Michaels’ tongue
  • Natural leadership traits of a good-looking 6’3” college student who’s never had anyone doubt them in his life
  • Pretty much keeps the Christ stuff to himself


  • Respects a man named Dabo
  • Smaller-than-average frame may have difficulty holding up to NFL-level HGH regimens
  • People change
  • Struggles to evade tacklers in celebratory dogpiles
  • Was among slowest in nation at looking up into camera during pregame highlight package
  • Took three years to complete degree in communications