If Christian Watson was at a major FBS school he would be talked about as a first or second-round pick, but after his career at North Dakota State, the Dolphins would be happy to take him in the fourth round.
They say speed kills, and Watson definitely has the speed to make his mark on the field. After the failed experiment that was Will Fuller, the Dolphins would benefit from letting Watson take that outside role.
At 6-foot-5, Watson is a long and lanky wideout who has recorded a 4.38 40-yard dash time, a number which is likely to be lowered at either the NFL combine or his pro-day. He’s not only taller than Fuller, but he’s around the same speed.
This isn’t to trash Fuller, who is an electric player when he’s healthy, but Watson could be a version of Fuller that would be cheaper and give Tagovailoa the opportunity to throw downfield to a blazer since the team wants to keep Waddle in the slot.
Watson will likely move up draft boards once he runs his 40-yard dash and is officially measured at the combine or pro-day. If the team can land him in the fourth round, then he would be the best Watson on the roster, unless the team makes a shocking move this offseason.