Mullen High School
Main Strengths: Polish, Route Running, Hands, Blocking
Main Weaknesses: Top End Speed, Explosion
Coming out of high school, Watson has an excellent starting frame for a college tight end. His best attribute at this point is his blocking ability. Watson uses his size really well, shows very sound blocking technique, and gets movement consistently in the running game. He plays with a good base, comes out of his stance well, and is usually able to sustain his blocks. Watson should be an outstanding fit in the zone blocking scheme. As a receiver, expect Watson to do his best work in the mid range passing game. He shows a lot of polish in his routes and catches just about everything thrown his way. He doesn’t have the speed to stretch a defense deep though. Overall he is a reliable receiver. Watson could be contributor on special teams early in his career and has the ability to start at tight end down the line.
Comparison: Jerame Tuman (the current and tad bit slower version)