DeShaun Watson – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

DeShaun Watson



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
QB Clemson 4 JR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 210 4.74 6'3 221 33 9 3/4

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.66 32.5 9'11 6.95 4.31


Watson was highly productive at Clemson, with over 10,000 passing yards, 90 passing touchdowns, and over 800 completions. He has good size, good speed, is very mobile, a good running QB, and is good under pressure. He is very poised, good against top level competition, and he does not look down receivers, always waiting for someone to get open. He also escapes sack attempts, and is a very solid pocket passer. He does tend to overthrow some passes at times, and he also throws into double coverage times. With that said, I view Watson as a 1st round pick, likely the being the 2nd quarterback taken.


Very accurate

Has a good TD-INT ratio

Very productive in his first 2 years

Good under pressure

Has a strong arm

Has good speed

Has good size

Very mobile

Has great instincts

Has a good deep ball

Led his team to the 2016 National Championship game

A good running QB

DoesnÕt look down receivers

Makes something out of nothing when the play breaks down

Escapes sack attempts

A solid pocket passer

Very poised

Good against top level competition

He threads the needle so nicely

Great under pressure

Great passer on slant routes

Keeps the play alive while under pressure

2-Year starter at Clemson


Over throws his receivers at times

More of a shotgun QB rather than a under the center QB

Throws into double coverage at times

Misses some wide open receivers/tight ends at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 38

Completions: 814

Passing Yards: 10168

Passing Touchdowns/Interceptions: 90/32

Completion Percentage: 67.4