Special Teams For Watson?

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State tight end Asa Watson actually played in two postseason all-star games, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the Medal of Honor Bowl.

NC State tight end Asa Watson actually played in two postseason all-star games, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the Medal of Honor Bowl.

"It went well," said Watson. "I played a lot of special teams in the Medal of Honor game. I think I showed some good tape there, and in the NFLPA game I think I had some good film too."

Watson believes he can come in and help a NFL team right away on special teams.

"A lot of teams want to use rookies for special teams in their first year," he said. "I'm definitely open to doing that.

"There have been some interested teams. I've talked to a couple and they've showed some interest. But, you never know until further down the road."

A major positive for him has been he has his older brother, Benjamin, to lean on for support during this process. Ben Watson has spent multiple seasons in the NFL and is currently a member of the New Orleans Saints.

"He's always given me good advice," Asa stated. "He's up in the stands right now. He's just given me great support throughout the whole process."

Now Asa Watson is looking to make a name for himself in the NFL. He reportedly performed very well, posting, according to NFL.com, a 4.65 and 4.71 40-yard dash along with a 32-inch vertical, 9-9 broad jump, and 26 reps of 225 pounds.

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt on Watson: "the brother of New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson — [Asa] is a very good receiver. He has excellent hands and runs very good routes. He is likely a third-day draft pick."

"Things went pretty well," said Watson. "I had a pretty good day. I thought I ran pretty well in the routes. I was up in some numbers, like my jumps inside. I put a good foot forward.

"I think I've accomplished all my goals and did the best that I could today."


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