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Austin Watkins

Austin Watkins


College: UAB

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #459
Best / Worst #333 / #382

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Watkins is a strong and big WR prospect that shows some potential on tape. He's a diverse route-runner and can work underneath to the intermediate to deep levels of the field. Has good snap in his hips at the top of his breaks to continue the separation. Might not have enough burst in his lower half to continue momentum on in or out breaking routes. Decent agility and should have enough to succeed in the NFL, but might not give you a ton after the catch unless he's already carrying momentum. Solid hands and able to absorb the ball through contact. Lacking in true RAC ability. Won't be able to make defenders miss moving laterally. Has a good understanding of release at the line of scrimmage in press, but didn't see it a lot and might not have the lower half explosiveness to compensate against bigger corners. Could work well though as a field stretching option in off-man. Able to track the ball well while it's in the air and completely adjust his body. The QB play at UAB wasn't great and he consistently had to adjust to where the ball actually was versus where it should be. Good top-end speed, but nothing spectacular. Could be profiled as a developmental field stretching receiver at the next level if the testing numbers check out.

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