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2nd Day Draft Picks: Love it or Hate it? S Pat Watkins

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by TruBlueCowboy, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Projected Role: competing for starting free safety? special teamer

    Position: S
    Class: Sr
    School: Florida State
    Conference: Atlantic Coast
    Ht., Wt.: 6-4.5, 222
    40 Time: 4.47

    POSITIVES: Nice-sized athlete coming off a disappointing senior campaign. Explodes up the field defending running plays or screens and goes for the knockout blow. Displays good range to the sidelines, effective facing the action and flashes ball skills. Quick changing direction and stays with receivers out from their breaks. Outstanding special-teamer effective on coverage units.

    NEGATIVES: Struggles with his back to the ball, slow locating the pass and very indecisive.

    ANALYSIS: An athletic safety with the skills and range to play centerfield, Watkins graded out as a top-45 pick until last year. Has a bit of risk to his game yet offers starting potential for a team patient with him.
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Great pickup. Could be our starting FS.
  3. EndGame

    EndGame Active Member

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    I'm digging it. Seems like a great value.
  4. TDHND

    TDHND Member

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    Don't like FSU,but like the pick. We needed a FS.
  5. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    Love It!!!!!!!!!

    STSINAZ Active Member

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    love the pick!
  7. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Pretty popular pick Not a single voice of disgust.
  8. Silverstar

    Silverstar Well-Known Member

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    Just love it!

    Excellent value for the 5th round!

  9. RealCowboyfan

    RealCowboyfan Championship

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  10. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    great pick
    seems to have made everyone happy
  11. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Love it.......fills a definite need.....an elite ST player. Great Center fielder at the S position.
  12. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    This makes up for taking Hatcher and Green just a tad to early, I'am glad he fell to us!. This pick really makes our draft, IMO!.
  13. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    Love the Pick, i wanted him in the 3rd round so getting him in the 5th is a Complete steal
  14. J-DOG

    J-DOG Active Member

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    Both of these day 2 picks will be on the active roster for games next season because they can play sp. teams if nothing else.
    I think Green and Watkins both provide good upside to be starters down the road also.
    Green is undersized but some of the best wr's in today's NFL are about his size. Give him some time to develop.
    Watkins has the size/speed going for him and all he needs is to learn from Coleman and more importantly than anything else, is that we have finally gotten a true free safety in the draft!
    It's been a long draught.
  15. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    Really how can anyone not like the pick...
  16. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Sweet pick. FS's are a dime a dozen. No need to panic and grab one too early.

    Best value of the day.

    I hate the Punt returner pick. I absolutely hate it!!!
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Hatcher was due to be picked at any time. Lucky we got him. Green was the last elite return man and was sliding some. Again, lucky we got him.
  18. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Love it.

    Would love it even more if his development weren't left up to that reowned genius of secondary tutorage, Mike Zimmer.

  19. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    Don't think Zimmer is in charge of secondary anymore. Parcells removed him cause he wanted him fully devoted to developing the entire defense scheme, etc. and not tied down to also being a position coach. Also think maybe if he was your position coach, the players probably got shortchanged somewhat.

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