NFL draft: Bama, OSU, Clemson, Washington could dominate early rounds in 2017

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson still has doubters but should be highly regarded in the 2017 NFL draft. (Getty Images)Clemson QB Deshaun Watson still has doubters but should be highly regarded in the 2017 NFL draft. (Getty Images)

5. Clemson QB Deshaun Watson — The process of evaluating Watson has been a bit unfair, as he was boosted to a possible No. 1 overall pick candidate after his destruction of Oklahoma in the semifinals last season and his clutch performance in the title game loss to Bama. That just wasn’t likely to happen, not with Watson being streaky with his downfield accuracy and carrying a slighter frame that will be viewed as a bit of a negative for harder-line NFL scouting departments. The stigma of college spread quarterbacks still exists, even with the strides made this season by Ryan Tannehill, Marcus Mariota and others, and yet Watson has some hurdles he must overcome in order to become a quality NFL starter (depending on the system he joins). Still, his leadership, athleticism, ability to throw on the move plus the desire to rise to the occasion and two late-season flourishes in a row all are

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