Carlos Watkins – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Carlos Watkins

DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Clemson 94 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 300 5.06 6'3 309 34 5/8 10 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.06* 28* 9'6* 25 DNP DNP

Overview:

Watkins was very productive at Clemson, posting 110 tackles, 24.5 for loss, and 14.0 sacks. He has great size, is a pure run stuffer, and he gets good pressure on the quarterback. He also bull rushes his way through the offensive line, and he usually gets through the offensive line with ease. He is also a sure fire tackler. He does not have the best speed, and at times he has issues with speedy backs as he misses some easy tackles. But I expect Watkins to be selected somewhere on day 2 of the draft, most likely in the 3rd round area.

Strengths:

A run stuffer

Has great size

Tackling machine

He is a run stuffer

He gets through the offensive line wise ease

He bull rushes the lineman

He gets good pressure on the QB

A solid tackler

Has a non stop motor

A hard hitter

Is in on every play

Sack machine

Weaknesses:

Does not have great speed

Has issues with speedy back as he misses some easy tackles

Career Stats:

Games Played: 43

Tackles: 110

Tackles For Loss: 24.5

Sacks: 14.0

Interceptions: 1

Pass Breakups: 7