Jags Have Interest In Sleeper
Kevin Watson, who is a 6-foot-4 and 295 pound defensive tackle from Occidental College in California, has NFL scouts from all across the league buzzing.
Watson is a player who has been Occidental's defensive MVP for four straight years, which is incredible achievement on any level of football. What's more interesting, it wasn't because Watson couldn't go to a division one football program that Occidental recruited him.
"(I) really thought I was going to Colorado State", explained Watson. "But I just committed too late.... and they did not have a scholarship left for me." He found Occidental, which is located in Los Angeles, California, and thought that it would be a good fit for him.
In his career at Occidental, he has certainly put them on the map by outstanding achievements. In his career he has 200.5 tackles, 39 tackles for loss, and 23.5 sacks, and has been a D-III All American team MVP 4 straight years as well as earning many more honors and awards. He also is the SCIAC Track & Field leader in the discus throw (158-10) and also finished in the Top-10 in the hammer throw and shot put last spring.
Watson was the only player from Division III football to be selected to the Paradise Bowl.
"It was an experience being at the Paradise Bowl because I wasn't used to being around such bigger name players. In the beginning I was kind of nervous because of all the scouts that were there and the big-time atmosphere that was around, that I wasn't used to," said Watson. "But it was cool. I feel like I did a great job. I felt good when guys were coming up and telling me that I wasn't a D-III player."
Watson was well aware that the NFL scouts would be watching him very closely at the Paradise Bowl and that it was his time to show that he belonged with all the big-name players.
"The scouts were watching everything, from when we were filling things out to guys talking. It was different but I liked it."
Will the Jaguars surprise the fans once again and draft this sleeper high?
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