Jaylen Watson
Jaylen Watson  DB  Washington State | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jaylen Watson
Height
6-3
Weight
197
College
Washington State
Position
DB
Class
Senior
Home town
Augusta, GA
78.5/100
Player Rating
38
PositionRank (DB)
4.51
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
11
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
31
Sol tackles
23

Jaylen Watson DB Washington State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jaylen Watson DB Washington State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #193 Position Rank: #38 (DB)
40 time: 4.51 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 197
Hands: 9 4/8 Arms: 32 5/8 Span: 76 5/8
NFL Combine & Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 78.5 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
56%
Run Defense:
72%
Coverage:
64%
Zone:
62%
Man/Press:
62%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 6th Position rank: #38
College Games: 15 College Snaps: 864
Kansas City Chiefs Drafted: ROUND: 7 - Pick Number: 243 (KC)
Strengths
  • Shows good awareness, following the eyes of the quarterback and breaking on the ball with excellent quickness and aggression.
  • Has an NFL frame with strong hands, the ability to close quickly on underneath routes and the size to tackle with a thump.
  • Reads receivers' routes and anticipates throws at the first down marker. Covers a lot of ground in a hurry when in space. Reads the quarterback's eyes and sees the routes very quickly, then has straight-line speed to arrive with or just after the ball.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
  • Flashes some physicality as a hitter.
  • Lean, athletic build with plenty of room for additional muscle mass. Legitimate NFL-caliber athlete.
  • Physical run supporter in the Antoine Winfield mold with short-area explosiveness to leave his mark on ballcarriers.
  • Takes accurate angles to the ballcarrier. A strong, aggressive tackler and doesn't back down against the run.
Weaknesses
  • Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
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How other scouting services rate Jaylen Watson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
210.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
42.0