Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Brad Watson

Cornerback
School: Wake Forest | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0 / 194 | 40: 4.50 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.26
Projected Round
7-FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who made 63 tackles with two interceptions, six pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 2016. Named Honorable Mention All-ACC in 2015 after posting 72 tackles and breaking up 16 passes. Combined for 26 tackles and four PBUs as a reserve during his first two seasons at Wake Forest.
Pos: 
One-time highly rated cornerback coming off a disappointing senior campaign. Effective facing the action, nicely tracks the ball in the air and adjusts to defend the pass or intercept the throw. Shows a burst to the ball out of his plant and explosion closing to the action and is a secure open-field tackler. Gives effort defending the run.
Neg: 
Struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Slow and mechanical pedaling in reverse.
Analysis: 
Watson entered the season as a potential late-Day 2 pick yet struggled throughout his senior campaign and now grades as a late-rounder. He possesses the size and skill to line up in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage on Sundays.