Cleveland Browns should target this small school stud No. 1: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota St.
Christian Watson has been one of the more talked about wide receivers for this upcoming draft because of his height at 6-5 and because he’s from a small school like North Dakota State that gets a lot of publicity due to their dominance in their division. Though it’s a small program, Washington Commanders’ current quarterback Carson Wentz is from there too, as is Trey Lance of the 49ers, so the school has been producing some recent NFL talent.
Watson didn’t have extraordinary statistics at college, but he was used in multiple ways — both running and catching the football. He finished last season grabbing 43 passes for 800 yards and a nice 18.6 yards per catch average. He also ran the ball 15 times for 114 yards. He scored eight touchdowns between the run and pass.
Watson has had a very nice offseason and did well at the NFL Combine and now is one of these young players that has caught the eye of the whole league. He’s being projected as a first-round pick by some. If he’s available at No. 44, he’d be a great addition to a Cleveland team in need of building their wide receiver room.
Whatever the Browns decide to do in this draft, I hope they are considering a few of these small school studs. It could prove to be a wise move in selecting one of these players as they seek to become Super Bowl contenders.