September 14, 2016

Nick Saban called him the best college player since Cam Newton. One scout said he has a similar skillset to Marcus Mariota’s, but is “more developed at almost everything.” Indeed, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has NFL evaluators salivating. With a coveted blend of athleticism and accuracy, Watson’s production through three seasons (333-of-491 for 4,104 yards, 35 TDs, and 13 INTs) makes him an early favorite to go as the No. 1 quarterback in next year’s draft.

— Emily Kaplan

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