You can never have too many quality wide receivers in the modern NFL and the Jets draft a second in the third round here with Watson. Lightly heralded entering the offseason, Watson made a name for himself with a standout performance at the Senior Bowl.
The Jets’ coaching staff got a close up look at Watson when he was on the National Team, the group they coached during the week, and were highly impressed. Watson’s 6-foot-5 frame offers a vertical dimension that New York’s current receiving corps lacks, adding more variety to the offense that has made many pass catchers successful in the NFL.
The other thing that impressed coaches and scouts during the Senior Bowl was Watson’s speed, which was top-notch and allowed him to blow by corners attempting to cover him during practice. The Jets would also love the fact that Watson can contribute on special teams as a kick returner, giving them another weapon to put back deep alongside Berrios to generate strong starting field position for the offense.
Watson’s stock has been rising so there is a chance he doesn’t even last until this pick. Douglas would be thrilled at the chance to grab Watson if he does fall to No. 69 and add another top talent to New York’s receiver room.