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Watkins passes eyeball test

Posted by Chris Brown on February 21, 2011 – 9:37 am

There’s a basic part of scouting where scouts assess a player’s body type. They assess the body frame, potential to add strength and bulk and measure arm length, hand size etc. Before all that the initial impression is what they refer to as the eyeball test. Baylor OL Danny Watkins passes the eyeball test, but not as an offensive tackle.

Watkins has played tackle his whole football career, though its only been 4 years. He’s taken to tackle well, but looking at his body type he looks like a guard.

He’s thickly built and doesn’t appear long in the arms at first glance. he looks like a tailor made NFL guard so its not surprising that’s where most NFL talent evaluators see him.

The good news for him is he proved a quick study at guard where he played the whole week at the Senior Bowl, rarely getting beat in 1-on-1s and faring well in the game.

At worst he’s considered a late 2nd round pick by most.

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