.Feels like he was the best QB in the draft“It’s like a slap in the face, to be honest,” Watson told Josina Anderson of ESPN about possibly not being the first quarterback taken. more There’s no doubt the three best quarterbacks in the draft were Deshaun Watson, North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes.
“You see all the things I’ve accomplished, it’s a long list, and they want to talk about the little negatives I have and bring somebody else up? Watson went third, but he’s the most polished of the three and the most ready to start Week 1.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney likened Watson's clutch nature and football ability to NBA legend Michael Jordan.
"I feel like I'm a confident player," Watson said after joining the Texans with the 12th overall pick.
less Still young Watson is only 21 years old and won’t turn 22 until Week 2 of the season (on the same day the Texans play at Cincinnat on Thursday Night Football).
Last year, no quarterback younger than 22 started ...
more Quarterback Deshaun Watson, taken in the first round of Thursday's draft by the Texans, led Clemson to the national championship Jan. His college coaches say he’s a student of the game, who is always studying game film.
9 when he threw a game-winning touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. 4 for the Texans, so it hasn’t been a particularly lucky number for the franchise. Remembers where he came from On the lining of his jacket at the NFL Draft, Watson had a reference to his hometown.
His only losses were a 43-42 loss to Pittsburgh last season, a 45-40 loss to Alabama in the 2016 national championship game and a lost to Georgia As a freshman, he tweaked his knee against Georgia Tech and missed the rest of the game.
Watson came back and played the next two games against Georgia State and rival South Carolina.
It’s a little disrespectful.” less Feels like he was the best QB in the draft “It’s like a slap in the face, to be honest,” Watson told Josina Anderson of ESPN about possibly not being the first quarterback taken. Watson went 32-3 as a starter in three years at Clemson.