The Houston Texans have selected defensive tackle from Clemson Carlos Watkins at the NFL Combine. The Texans drafted a Clemson alumni D.J. Reader in the 2016 NFL Draft who made a positive impression as a rookie last season and now he is teamed back up with his former college teammate. Watkins is the third Tiger to join the Texans the past two seasons with Deshaun Watson and Reader.
Watkins as a starter for the Tigers played in over 53 games with 30 starts racking up 191 total tackles, 26 tackles for loss and 14 sacks. In 2016, Watkins was selected as an All-American for the his season he put together for the National Champions by recording 82 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in 15 games.
Watkins broke the Clemson sack record for a defensive tackle by surpassing Jim Stucky, William “The Refrigerator” Perry and Michael Dean Perry.
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