Clemson Tigers quarterback DeShaun Watson is ready to show scouts what he has.
According to the star signal-caller this week, he currently plans on being a full participant at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. The combine runs from Feb. 28 to March 6.
“That’s the plan,” Watson told the Associated Press, via Cleveland.com. “Run, throw, meetings, everything.”
This is great news for teams at the top of the NFL Draft, which missed out on an opportunity to see Watson in action when he declined an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl last month.
All eyes will be on Watson at the Scouting Combine as he looks to prove he should be considered with the No. 1 overall pick.
When it comes to the national champion’s draft stock, his projections have been all over the place. Some teams believe he isn’t worth a first-round selection, while other scouts and NFL executives have a difficult time seeing Watson slide out of the top half of Round 1.
It will be interesting to see where he ultimately ends up, but all signs point towards a short wait on draft night.
Watson also hears that he should be selected within the first 15 picks, but he is fine with enjoying the process and allowing whatever teams want to happen.
“I’m hearing that,” Watson said. “First round, anywhere in that range, top 10, top five, just depends on what the teams say. It’s something I can’t control. I just make sure I can control what I can control. Stay positive.”
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