Christian Watson

23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
2022 Fantasy Outlook
In terms of opportunity, Watson probably has it best of the rookie wide receivers, joining an Aaron Rodgers — Matt LaFleur offense that lost Davante Adams (169 targets) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (55). The rub? Watson might not be the most pro-ready prospect, given that he's 23, played at FCS program North Dakota State and never caught more than 43 passes in a single season while spending a lot of time blocking in run-first offenses. On the other hand, he had a dominant share of the Bison's passing game — including 35 percent of the receiving yards and TDs last year — and then lit up the Combine with a 4.36 40, 136-inch broad jump and 38.5-inch vertical at 6-4, 208. The Packers took Watson at No. 34 overall, boosting a woefully thin wideout group that otherwise consisted of Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers. They also grabbed Romeo Doubs in Round 4, but Watson's physical specs and draft capital make him the upside play of the bunch, while Lazard is the floor play. Read Past Outlooks
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#166.06
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Goes to Green Bay in second round
WRGreen Bay Packers
April 29, 2022
The Packers selected Watson in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 34th overall.
ANALYSIS
Watson (6-foot-4, 208 pounds) is a tall receiver out of North Dakota State with compelling long speed (4.36-second 40), a combination of traits very similar to free-agent departure and former starting Green Bay wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling. He doesn't project to do much as an underneath or even intermediate target in the NFL, but Watson eventually should develop into a more complete version of what MVS was for the Packers. Watson is a good bet to emerge as Green Bay's main boundary receiver and deep threat, even as a rookie.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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38230%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Christian Watson lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
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2021 Christian Watson Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Christian Watson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.36 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
136 in
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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