No player has helped their draft stock more over the course of the draft season like Christian Watson has. The North Dakota State wide receiver has excelled in every showing he has appeared in.
He was unguardable at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, and at the combine he proved to everyone that he was every bit of the freak athlete he was projected. Not only did Watson measure in at 6-foot-4, but he than proceeded to run a 4.36 40-yard dash, a 38.5” vertical jump, and a 136” broad jump. All of that put together gave him a 99 overall athleticism grade.
Watson’s career stats at North Dakota State won’t jump out at you, it is a run first offense, but he accounted for a large portion of his team’s offense.
With the size and speed he exhibits, Watson should fit in the role that Will Fuller was expected to play for the team. Watson should also be a day one starter for the Dolphins.
While there is an argument that there are more talented wideouts, Alabama wideout John Metchie III, Georgia wideout George Pickens, and Purdue wideout David Bell were all available at this pick, Watson’s athletic profile and upside are too much to pass up on. Level of competition might be a question mark, but no one could stay with him at the Senior Bowl.
Watson is the pick here and the Dolphins walk away with a weapon to pair with superstar Jaylen Waddle.