The Green Bay Packers have had major success drafting wide receivers in the second round. Names like Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Greg Jennings, and Randall Cobb were all taken in the second round. However none of them walked into a situation like the one Christian Watson is. Watson will be asked to play a serious role in the offense much sooner than any wide receiver of recent memory. However Offensive Coordinator Adam Stenavich thinks this isn’t impossible for the rookie wide receivers.
Adam Stenvich’s Comments on Watson:
“His combination of size and speed is great,” Packers offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich said. “He’s a big guy. He can move. He’s going to be a problem once he figures things out.”
Randall Cobb also had high praise for Watson:
Cobb added: “He has the total package. Just being around him for the past week and seeing some of the things he can do, he has all the tools. He’s very gifted.”
It’s no surprise that Watson floored the league with his dominance at the NFL Combine in March. At 6-foot-4 and 208 pounds, he ran an insane 4.36 40-yard dash and led all wide receivers with a broad jump of 11 feet, 4 inches.
“He’s got traits that few humans on the earth possess in terms of size, speed, athletic ability,” said Tre Watson, Christian’s older brother and a 2018 All-American linebacker at Maryland. “We kind of joke around and say it, but he really did walk out of the womb with 1 percent body fat and running a faster 40 than me.”
What are realistic expectations for Christian Watson this year?
It would be a successful year if Watson not only finished the year healthy, but ended up starting a significant amount of games as well. Seeing Watson finish the season with 8 games started (half of the season) would be huge for Green Bay. It would mean that by the end of the season Watson showed he can be a vital asset for Rodgers. Statistic wise reaching approximately 500 receiving yards, 4-5 touchdowns, on 50-60 receptions would be exceptional. Anything more would be icing on the cake.
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