Eagles Select Southern Miss WR Quez Watkins in 6th round
With the 200th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Southern Miss WR Quez Watkins.
The fan base was clamoring for the Eagles to take multiple pass catchers in the 2020 draft. This is the fourth wide receiver the Eagles have added in the past 72 hours. They previously selected Jalen Reagor (TCU) in the 1st rd, John Hightower (Boise State) in the 5th and traded for former San Francisco 49er speedster Marquise Goodwin.
Scouting Report via NFL.com
Early-entry prospect with adequate size and speed but needs to prove he can rise to the occasion against NFL competition. Watkins’ confidence has been affected by level of competition and his catch focus appears to change when he works into traffic. Hip tightness limits route effectiveness, but he runs well enough to work vertically and across the field with modest separation and above-average jump-ball talent. His leap in production is a good sign, but if he doesn’t do a better job of getting away from press, he will have a hard time making it. The potential outweighs the concerns and he should be a Day 3 selection with a shot at becoming a WR4/5.