Deshaun Watson’s NFL Draft stock has been a hot topic of discussion, with some believing he will be selected early in April and others questioning whether he is even worth a first-round pick.
Well, as far as he is concerned, Watson is optimistic and doesn’t believe he will be waiting long to hear his name called.
According to The Associated Press, Watson believes he will be selected within the first ten picks. At least that’s what those who have been talking to him seem to be indicating.
“I’m hearing that. First round, anywhere in that range, top 10, top five, just depends on what the teams say,” Watson said.
During his final season with the Tigers, Watson led Clemson to a 14-1 record and the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Watson finished his junior campaign with 4,593 yards, 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
Whether Watson is ultimately the top quarterback selected remains to be seen, but the battle to be the first signal-caller off the board seems to be a three-horse race between Watson, Notre Dame’s Deshone Kizer and Mitch Trubisky of North Carolina.