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Watson would get drafted on athletic ability alone. His lack of experience, I believe, isn't even a downside because he is better than a lot of lineman in the draft who've played their whole lives. NFL GM's because he's THAT good with only two years experience. Imagine how good he'll be after an NFL coach gets a hold of him.
You do not spend 1st or 2nd round money on anyone but a qb that cannot help you for 2-3 years. That is the kind of stuff that gets gm's fired.
Well, we still have foose and Faircloth for next year, so we're fine..
Is it possible he could really be ready for the NFL?
He has only played in 20 real football games in his lifetime, that is if you count his 8 games in JUCO, and also his two games for us against Murray State, and Savannah State.
That leaves him with 10 games against Division-1 Teams, and let's face it, most of those 10 were not very good teams.
He also grew up in Manchester, so he would have had little, to no exposure with American Football as a kid.
It is hard to believed he was able to play for us - - - let alone start for us, with such a limited amount of exposure to, and experience in, playing the game.
The learning curve to get him onto the starting O-Line at FSU was a steep one, and we play in the ACC.
That learning curve is going to get a lot steeper when he gets into the NFL.
Has anyone taken him to an NFL game so he can see what he is jumping into?
If not, can we get him to one before he commits suicide?
Maybe we can we get Brodrick Bunkley, Darnell Dockett, Kamerion Wimbley, or someone else in our FSU Family (that is currently in the NFL) to put on the pads with him, and have a little intervention.
With such a lack of experience, and an even bigger lack of film to evaluate him on, could he really get drafted high enough, to justify him foregoing his senior season?
Is it possible he may not get drafted at all?
Dose anyone think him seeing all the injuries this year, and hearing about the ones last year, has scared him into making this decision?
Will an NFL Coach, or GM, really trust the protection of their QB to someone with his credentials, or lack thereof?
If he really is ready, you would think every kid in the country/world would be lining up to play, and learn, under Coach Trickett.
I don't care how much talent a kid has, if a coach can get him ready for the NFL that fast, he has done an amazing job.
That is at least the way they should be spinning this.
Personally, I think he should stay another year, even if he is somehow ready.
If he stayed, and could proved how good he is next year, he would be a high draft pick.
Then he would get more money in his signing bonus, than he may see in his whole career, if he goes in now.
Doubters, remember that Watson physically and athletically has the chops to be the number 1 overall guy in the draft. He also has demonstrated actual talent in playing his position, which will show up on film. Also, there is a run on OTs every year in the draft from mid round 1 through round 2. I'd be mildly surprised if Watson drops below the second round unless he has disappointing workouts.
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