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.

He played right tackle for the Seminoles. The combine 6051 310lbs 5.29 40 24.5 VJ 807 broad 5.01 20 8.31 ldrill.

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.

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