• Height
    6' 4"
  • Weight
    208 lbs
  • Arm Length
    32 3/4" (76th)
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  • Draft Pick
    2.02 2022
  • College
  • Age
  • College Dominator
    44.0% (90th)
  • College YPR
    18.6 (89th)
  • College Target Share
  • Breakout Age
    20.3 (53rd)

Christian Watson Bio

Christian Watson was a 2-star prospect out of Tampa, FL. Right off the bat, he was listed as 6-2 175 coming out of high school and committed to North Dakota State. He redshirted his first year as a Bison. Watson immediately started to produce in his redshirt sophomore, putting up 9 receptions for 165 yards and 51 yards on special teams. Read More

Christian Watson College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2018 14 (WR) 9 (15 tgts) 165 (18.3 ypr) 5.2% 60.0% - 19 NDSU
2019 16 (WR) 34 732 (21.5 ypr) 0.0% 0.0% 70 20 NDSU
2020 8 (WR) 18 437 (24.3 ypr) 0.0% 0.0% 338 (2 tds) 21 NDSU
2021 12 (WR) 43 801 (18.6 ypr) 0.0% 0.0% 227 22 NDSU

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The next year would be Watson’s breakout year. The redshirt junior commanded 13 rush attempts for 162 yards and 1 touchdown. His longest run was 70 yards, which is evident because his breakaway speed on film looked absolutely superior to others around him. Along with rushing and receiving, he continued to contribute as a returner.

In 2020, the FCS did something weird which makes his stats look odd on paper. They had 1 game in the fall season before postponing the season until spring of 2021. He still produced through the air (437 yards), on the ground (116 yards), and on special teams (338 yards).

2021 was Christian Watson’s redshirt senior season. Declaring for the draft after posting 43 receptions for 800 yards and 7 touchdowns. On the ground he rushed 15 times for 114 yards and 1 touchdown. Lastly, he had 11 returns for 227 yards. It’s incredible seeing someone contribute in all phases, while acknowledging their heads and shoulders above the other players on the field.

Christian Watson declared for the NFL draft and was invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl. There he became an industry favorite because his growth in college from 6-2 175 as a freshman to 6-4 211 as a redshirt senior caused him to be a standout among other seniors from power 5 programs. There’s a lot of upside with a guy like Christian Watson. Even if he can't jump into a receiver role immediately, he'll find a way to stay on a roster through being on special teams or a gadget guy that can take handoffs too.

Christian Watson was selected in the 2nd round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. It’s hard to steer people away from Watson after they’ve seen his game film and his play at the Senior Bowl. He's a small school guy who took awhile to breakout making him pretty risky.

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