Riser 3: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Deshaun Watson came away with the best combine of all the QBs. On the field drills for Watson couldn’t have gone better with great passes all day and excellent footwork. Watson ran a 4.66 as well, which is reliable for a mobile QB. Watson is in a close QB race that has seemed to come down to 2 between him and Mitchell Trubisky of North Carolina. Outshining him on the big stage where the two can be compared is huge for Watson to potentially pass him and be the highest QB selected.
Faller 3: Sefo Liufau, QB, Colorado
As you’ve seen in my previous article, I’m a big fan of Liufau. His toughness and ability to push the ball downfield are impressive. To me, he’s a top-six QB, but he didn’t do anything to help my claim at the combine. Missing throws, poor footwork and unimpressive numbers will likely keep Liufau on the draft bubble. Mix in the poor senior bowl and the draft process hasn’t been kind to Liufau.
Not to worry though, combines don’t define a player (I.e. Tom Brady), but if Liufau wants to make a career as an NFL QB he must gain the consistency that’s left to be desired.