Todd Watkins   WR   BYU

Strengths

Todd is a tall receiver with excellent speed.  He is tall and he has good speed - did I say that he's tall?  Todd has really good straight-line speed and he's tall.  Thatís about all I have to say about Todd: he is tall and has very good speed. 

 

Needs to Improve

Todd doesnít have the mental or physical strength to play at the next level.  He canít, or wonít, run routes correctly and for every homerun ball that he catches, he drops about ten others.  If you think you're going to get Todd to run a crossing route, well all I have to say about that is fuhgeddaboutit -- itís not going to happen.  If this kid gets hit in the face by a safety while he's running a crossing route, I doubt you'll ever see him on a football field ever again.  Other than that, he should be fine because he is tall and he runs fast. 

 

Talent Board Round   4

Personally, Iím not convinced that Todd likes to play football!  He has some talent and when he wants to concentrate, he does a good job of catching the ball; however, he's not into the physical part of playing football at all.  Thatís fine Ė- then donít play and donít go in a draft and take another kid's chance to be drafted just because you are tall and can run fast.  I donít know who is forcing Todd to play or why he feels he has to play, but the truth is (by his play on the field) that he just does not have the heart or love for the game.  He has some talent, but as I say all the time, at the next level it takes more than talent to play in the NFL.  I hope Todd finds his passion soon, but I can tell him right now that it's not football.  If he thinks he can step on to a pro football field and not have to compete with everything he has mentally and physically, then he is flirting with disaster.  Right now, the LTI for Todd mentally and physically, is too long for my taste.  He does have some talent and if he got it all together, he might make it as a #2 WR but that ďmightĒ is too far away for me to draft him just because he is tall and has good speed.
by Drew Boylhart

THR

March 2006