Carlos Watkins
Projection
Round 2
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Carlos Watkins

Defensive Tackle
Clemson
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 309
  • 40-Yard: 5.05
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Productive player with 50 tackles and 10.5 sacks this year. Has 13.5 sacks in the past two seasons. Good size, good athlete and strong. Has good initial quickness, stays low and controls blockers. Quick to find the ball. Quick hands to shed blocks. Does a good job versus double teams. Excellent inside pass rusher.

Weak Points

Average speed and not a top pursuit player. Will have some plays when he doesn't go all out. Not as explosive as you'd want at the position.

The Way We See It

Fifth-year senior and a two-year starter. Has gotten significant playing time every year. Has good size and can get to 315. Versatile in that he can play in a 4- or 3-man front. Consistent player versus the run, showing strength at the point and sheds quickly. Has the strength and power to hold the point versus double teams. One of the better inside pass rushers in the draft, can bull rush or use moves. Has the talent to come in and start as a rookie and contribute. Solid player with upside and if he learns how to go all out on every down he can be a difference maker.