Sunday, March 3, 2013
Detroit Lions draft preview OT Menelik Watson
Broke down a couple films (Miami and Northern Illinois) on FSU OT Menelik Watson. He is an interesting prospect. Played basketball at Marist and football at Saddleback JC before transferring to FSU.
Strengths: Long arms and can move his feet. Good pass protector and finds defenders on the second level to block. Real good on the backside of zone plays.
Weaknesses: Not a thumper. does not finish blocks. Catches as little but does recover on the pass pro. Shows some confusion during plays.
Bottom Line: Not a real fit for the Lions power scheme. He needs a zone team with some patience to help him develop. I would be nervous about starting him 2013. 6.4 Rotational guy with starting potiential in year 2-3.