On April 26, 1993, the Green Bay Packers selected Safety Tim Watson in the sixth round of the NFL draft. Now, they could draft his son, North Dakota State WR Christian Watson. Watson was one of their pre-draft visitors.
Christian Watson is a physical monster:
The Green Bay Packers love the Relative Athletic Score (RAS) when it comes to drafting players. Rashan Gary is a perfect example. He didn’t produce right away, but his physical attributes is what made Green Bay draft him so high. Christian Watson is the same way:
In case you didn’t know, a 9.98 is .02 away from a perfect RAS. The Packers HAVE to have Watson on their radar. It just depends on how highly they grade him. Do they take him with one of their two first round picks? Or do they hope he falls to the second round at 53? With a number of wide receiver teams picking before them in the second round (let alone the first) it might persuade Green Bay to think about taking him at 28.
Christian Watson highlights:
While he wasn’t playing against the SEC, or Big 10, or ACC, Christian Watson put on an absolute show in 2021. Here’s a few examples:
While he’s being discussed today, here’s all of Christian Watson’s 1v1s from the Senior Bowl. pic.twitter.com/1zu0d4luJA
— Tyler Schoon (@tylerjschoon) April 8, 2022
We spent so much time comping Burks to Deebo (me too)
When the correct Deebo comp has always been Christian Watson. pic.twitter.com/XZOCflimEj
— Jake Morley (@JacobMorley) April 13, 2022
You want a “wide-back” like Deebo Samuel in Detroit?
Christian Watson is your guy.
— S.O.D. (@SportsofDetroit) April 14, 2022
After the catch:
The thing about Christian Watson is this stuff is on tape and he still has a frame to add 10-15. He’s not a consistent missed tackle guy but he’s also so explosive, all he needs is a little crease to create a chunk play pic.twitter.com/xTs8pmDY72
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) April 13, 2022
Watson redshirted as a freshman in 2017 and caught nine passes in 2018. Mentored by former Packers receiver Darrius Shepherd, Watson had a breakout sophomore season with 34 receptions for 732 yards and six touchdowns. In 2020, he was a first-team all-conference pick at receiver and a first-team All-American kickoff returner with his two touchdowns. In 2021, he was an All-American as a receiver (43 receptions for 801 yards and seven touchdowns) and all-purpose player (1,142 total yards; 16.8 yards per touch).