Colin has been consistent in saying that he thinks Clemson’s Deshaun Watson is the best quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft class, and he just can’t understand the lengths to which some critics in the draft process will go to point out his weaknesses. He was clearly the best quarterback at the combine, but some scouts and front office people still aren’t ready to commit. What more do you want to see?
Colin doesn’t think Watson is an elite NFL prospect along the lines of Luck, and he did throw a lot of picks in college, but he loves his high completion percentage, high number of starts and that he played his best games against the best teams in the biggest moments. He just beat Nick Saban and Alabama to win a national championship in case your TV was broken.
It baffles him how a quarterback like DeShone Kizer, who had a 12-11 record as a starter at Notre Dame, a completion percentage below 60%, and was awful late in games, is touted in the pre-draft process for his measurables and “high ceiling.” In his game film from this year, his measurables and upside looked terrible.
I’m watching this draft and everyone keeps telling me Deshaun Watson has a “low ceiling.”
Hey, a “low ceiling” is a luxury item for all the teams that can get Deshaun Watson. Here’s what you get. Maturity. Stability. Success. Workaholic. Production.
Don’t worry about the ceiling, get guys who are reliable.”
Colin also can’t wrap his head around how so many NFL experts were in love with Johnny Manziel during the pre-draft process, despite his personal baggage, but can’t get on board with Watson.
From a physical standpoint, Watson has a similar skill set to Manziel, with superior talent, and none of the dark personal issues. People were ready to go to the mat for JFF, but can’t seem to get there with Watson. It’s baffling.
“How in the world can you love Johnny Manziel and you don’t get Deshaun Watson?
I get all the maturity, coachability, size with Deshaun Watson without all the Samsonite baggage of johnny Manziel. I don’t get it.”
Here’s Colin’s full rant on Watson getting jobbed in the NFL pre-draft process: