Draft Rewind 2013 – Menelik Watson – Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MENELIK WATSON: Florida State, 6051 310 5.29. Junior entry. One-year starter. A junior college transfer. Long arms and big hands. A native of Manchester, England. Transitioning from the basketball courts of Spain and New York to become a football player. Played one basketball season at Marist College in New York. Started 13 games in 2009. Played one year of football at Saddleback Junior College then signed with Florida State. Big and rangy. Can pull and run. Good balance and hands. Must study and grade flashes. A zone blocking tackle that can overwhelm a defender once he gets on them. A lump of coal that an offensive line coach can mold into a diamond. Question hand use, intensity, awareness, and feel for the game. Will lobster grab on a defensive end or tackle. Plays high and gets driven back. Drops his head in pass protection. Generally got help from fullback Lonnie Pryor. A pusher not a popper. Has a tendency to play high. Needs technique work in every phase of his game. A work in progress who is inconsistent as a run blocker and pass protector. Ranked 38th athletically out of 49 linemen that worked out at the Combine. May be over drafted. Will need pro physical development and a major upgrade in position skills. OSR:38/49. Medical exclusion at Combine – no lifting, left shoulder nerve issue. Third/fourth round. (A-34, H-10 3/8, BP-19, 10-1.87).

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