The main concern about Watson is his ability to adapt to a pro-style offense, and it’s something scouts, coaches and GMs evaluated him for at the combine, his pro day, and in individual meetings with teams.
At Clemson, Watson took the vast majority of snaps out of the shotgun formation, but he’ll be called upon to take more snaps under center at the next level. At his pro day, he turned in an impressive performance on a scripted workout of about 50 plays, including many snaps under center with five- and seven-step dropbacks.
There were some knocks on Watson’s deep ball accuracy in college, and that’s something else he tried to showcase at his pro day. Speed of making reads in the NFL will be a challenge for Watson, too. The number of interceptions he threw was a concern, but it’s an issue Watson says he’s learned from.
“It’s something that they obviously are going to poke holes. If I were in their shoes I would poke holes too,” Watson said at the combine. “I take full responsibility in all of that. Sometimes you just have bad luck. Sometimes the defense makes a good play. Sometimes I make a bad throw. One, two or three, maybe it was a bad decision but it’s a learning lesson.”
His solid performances at the NFL Combine and his pro day should have helped alleviate concerns for teams to a degree.
He also had a strong performance at Texas Tech’s pro day, including this 78-yard bullet that almost looks too easy.
Though Mahomes is typecast as a gunslinger, there’s almost a method to his madness. During a tape session with Bleacher Report’s Doug Farrar, Mahomes explained that he developed Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China his play style due to the Big 12’s general wackiness, where defense is optional and you have to keep scoring Cheap Jerseys Sites points just to keep up.