Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Any injuries to be concerned about?
No, a few minor injuries, that is thus far.
Here is ESPN's breakdown of Watkins from Scouting Inc.
Prototypical blend of height, weight and top-end speed
Separation Skills 2
Not a complete route runner at this point and has to get stronger, but there's no denying his upside. Explosive and can accelerate away from man coverage when footwork is sound. Flashes the ability to change tempo and set up defensive backs. Locates and exploits pockets at the second and third level of zone looks. Flashes the ability to get away with subtle push offs. Not a great hand fighter at this point, though. Can get slowed down the line of scrimmage and muscled off course
Ball Skills 2
Attacks ball and snatches it out of the air. Tracks ball well and can make over-the-shoulder catches. Can high-point jump balls. Times jumps well and shows good body control. Suffers from occasional lapses in focus, leading to some drops. Can improve ability to absorb contact and hold onto the ball when defender times hit well.
Big play ability 1
Has the second gear to get behind coverage and run under deep ball. Has body control and frame to win 50-50 balls downfield. Catches ball in stride and can break away when gets a seam. Not an elusive open-field runner who breaks defenders' ankles, but does a good job of getting defenders to flip hips before smoothly redirecting, both as a vertical route runner and after the catch.
Doesn't take eyes off the ball to locate defenders working the middle of the field. Lowers shoulder at the end of runs and flashes ability to pick up yards after contact. Willing to get in the way as a blocker. Appears to get frustrated when defenders get physical with him and try to muscle him out of his game. Ball security looks shaky at times.