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Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State Seminoles: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


September 29, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) is congratulated by offensive linesman Menelik Watson (71) after they scored a touchdown against the South Florida Bulls during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’6″

Weight: 320 pounds

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Drafted By: Oakland Raiders (2nd round, 42nd overall)

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Very interesting prospect who played one year at Florida State after spending time at a Junior College in California. Great size and athletic ability. The Florida State Athletic Site reports that he runs a 4.7 second 40 yard dash at 320 pounds. Will have to see that to believe it. Either way, Watson is a very good athlete who has good feet and is able to overpower some smaller defenders. How about this for a journey to football, via SB Nation’s Tomahawk Nation:

Watson came to Florida State by way of junior college, to which he came by way of boxing, to which he came by way of playing basketball at Marist University, and he’s originally from England. Most interesting background on the Florida State team? Absolutely.

Watson could emerge as a top 100 pick or even better due to the athletic ability he possesses. He only has one year of college experience at the highest level, and he did pretty well with that year. Still, I think as a right or left tackle in the NFL, he’s going to need some good coaching and grooming. He is already 25 years of age, having graduated high school in 2006.

This is one of the more interesting prospects in this year’s draft.

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