Matt Miller Scout Notebook 3/17/17

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  1. RS12

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    Deshaun Watson: Arm-strength concerns have followed Watson for the last two seasons on film and aren't going away after he was clocked at 49 miles per hour on the radar gun in Indianapolis. The pro day workout showed some of these same issues, according to a scout who was there: "He just doesn't have a big arm. That's not who he is. Closer to Alex Smith than Marcus Mariota."

    Cordrea Tankersley: "We really like his length and wiring. Much tougher than that kid last year [Mackensie Alexander]" is what I got back about Tankersley, who had a strong workout, according to scouts in attendance.

    Jordan Leggett: Other than Williams, Leggett drew the most positive reviews from scouts I text with. "He's so natural and powerful," said one scout. Another added: "Probably a top-50 player in a normal draft class."

    Carlos Watkins: Watkins is a good athlete, but one scout told me they knocked him hard on his motor in team meetings. By all accounts from scouts at the pro day, Watkins looked good moving, and I'm told the Detroit Lions were impressed by it.

    Ben Boulware: "I love the kid, but we won't draft him. He's too small, too slow" is what a scout at the pro day texted me about the enigmatic linebacker prospect. I agree, with the 6'0", 238-pound Boulware ranked No. 262 on my current board.

    Wayne Gallman: The junior tailback turned in unofficial 4.58 times on two runs, per a scout at the workout. That's not a great mark for Gallman, but it's consistent with his combine timings. Gallman's time announced by the school was 4.52, but scouts use their own numbers for consistency.

    Artavis Scott: A junior entry, one scout said Scott made a poor decision in coming out this year. "He knew he wasn't going to get targets next year with [Deon] Cain emerging, so he left. I don't think he'll get drafted."

    —First-round prospect Sidney Jones tore his Achilles tendon during the last minutes of the Washington pro day last weekend. How does this affect his draft stock? Maybe not as much as you think. "He's off our Round 1 board if he can't play this year, but we're hearing it's maybe not that bad" is what one team told me. Another said they would likely knock down Jones "two to three rounds" if it was a complete tear.

    A routine Achilles injury could cost Jones his rookie season, putting him into a redshirt situation for 2017, but everyone heals differently. If his post-surgery report looks good, he could still be a late-first-rounder.
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  3. waving monkey

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    I'll be happy with Harris. Says he played as a two gap last year ?
  4. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Would take Lamp, McKinley or Peppers before Harris. Not even think twice. And would take Josh Johnson over Marcus Maye at 60 in this draft scenario. Would take Des King over Maye too.

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