Deshaun Watson still would like to be the top pick in the NFL Draft--or the 12th pick.
Despite turning down an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl and foregoing a chance to make an impression on Hue Jackson and the Browns coaching staff last week, Watson spoke out on the NFL Network on Thursday saying the reason he skipped the Senior Bowl had nothing to do with the Browns.
"That's wrong. That's false information," Watson said refuting he wouldn't want to come to Cleveland. "I talked to Hue Jackson, we had a great conversation right after the national championship game and I told him, 'Hey, this is what I'm thinking about' and he understood everything. I talked with my family, my agent, my trainer, all the coaches at Clemson, and it was just best for me to go ahead and get started in the draft process."
After the national championship win over Alabama, Watson had decided to not play in the Senior Bowl and begin his training for the NFL Combine and upcoming draft in California.
The Browns have the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, as well as the 12th overall pick.