Deshaun Watson: I'm not Michael Jordan, but I'm ready to work

03 May, 2017, 01:32 | Author: Felix Jensen

If any of the three quarterbacks takens among the top 12 picks in the draft is ready to start immediately, it is the 21-year-old Watson, who played 38 games for Clemson.

Houston, who traded up to the No. 12 overall pick to draft Watson, was already an above-average team without him.

Despite talk about how good other quarterbacks can be, Watson is the most accomplished passer in the draft.

The two-time Heisman Trophy finalist led Clemson to 28 wins in his last two seasons and to consecutive appearances in the national championship game.

One of the main reasons why this seemed like such a surprise move was due to the fact the Browns were in the same boat as the Texans when it comes to being in desperate need of a quarterback. "Watson's transition from Clemson's offense to a pro-style attack will obviously take time, but his combination of intangibles and athletic ability make him worth a first-round selection".

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Deshaun Watson got slapped in the face.

The only quarterbacks on their roster before the draft were Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden, giving Watson a great chance to start as a rookie.

"Right now, we're very comfortable with where we are with the quarterback position with Tom", Smith said. Whenever my name is called, my opportunity is called, I'm just going to take advantage of it.

It is the inherent risk of making any decision during the draft, but if the Browns feel like they can get their guy at pick No. 25, then it is hard to argue with the decision. "Both those guys are my boys, so that's all I have to say about that". Clemson fans will enjoy watching Watson throw passes to former Tigers wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Like Trubisky and Mahomes, Watson had a team move up to get him.

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, right, poses with fans after the Browns selected Texas A&M's Myles Garrett with the first overall pick of the draft April 27 in Philadelphia.

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