One of the main reasons why Florida State saw so much success with their offensive line in 2012 was because of Menelik Watson and it’s one of the reasons why he’s considered one of the top offensive tackles from this year’s draft class.
Not only does Watson’s height at 6’5″ give him an advantage over defenders, but he has great explosiveness for a player his size and he should have the chance to see plenty of action early on as a rookie. Unfortunately though, consistency has been an issue for Watson while at Florida State, but that’s certainly nothing that can’t be worked on as he makes the transition to the pro level.
Watson is the type of lineman that has plenty of potential and there’s a reason why he’s being considered one of the top players from this year’s class. The regular season may still be a long way away, but don’t be surprised if Watson eventually works his way into the starting lineup once Week 1 rolls around.
As long as Watson focuses on improving certain areas in need of improvement, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be one of the top rookies in 2013. If he can manage to play like he did last season with the Seminoles, Watson could develop into one of the top rookies from the 2013 draft class–but only time will tell of course before determining whether or not that ends up being true since it’s only April.
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