The 6’3” Georgia native was a second-team All-American, threw for 4,593 yards, 41 touchdowns. The dual-threat gained 629 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground as a Junior.
In his sophomore campaign, Watson, had 4,104 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and rushed for 1,105 yard and 12 scores. He earned the Davey O’Brien Award and Peyton Manning Awards.
Analysis: Bill O’Brien has gone through a slew awful quarterbacks since taking the reins in Houston in 2014. The Texans have seemed to be just a quarterback away making the playoffs the past two season. Watson, gives the offensive guru a prover winner with versatility.
If O’Brien can help Watson limit the mental errors (17 interceptions in 2017) through the air it could be the best pick in the draft. Making the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs regret taking Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes ahead of Watson.