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Jets must select Deshaun Watson in 2017 NFL Draft

By Sean Walker
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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If the New York Jets want their shot at a potential franchise quarterback with a championship pedigree then look no further than Clemson product Deshaun Watson.

As the 2017 NFL Draft quickly approaches, the New York Jets have big decisions to make concerning their first round pick.  Sitting at the sixth overall spot, they have the opportunity to land an impactful player, which is considered a gem.

They must find a franchise quarterback and will not become a consistent contender until they accomplish that.  Deshaun Watson, former Clemson quarterback, and National Champion is exactly what the struggling Jets need at this point.

Watson brings a great resume to the table as a young signal caller.  Watson holds a 32-3 record as a starter in three seasons at Clemson, which labels him a winner.  The ability to perform well on the big stage makes him a contender.  The likability of his teammates and coaches show his overall maturity.

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The Jets do not have the luxury of a polished quarterback on the current roster.  Watson will be their best player at the position immediately if drafted.  Watson possesses patience in the pocket and the ability to escape when needed.  He has great short to mid passing accuracy as a strong suit in his game.  As any other quarterback soon to embark on a new level of their career, he needs work in some areas.

Watson could improve on his deep ball accuracy and footwork.  His read steps and ability to read the defense are sloppy and rushed at times.  The best part of all of his negatives though is that they are coachable.  You can not coach raw talent in which he possesses.  You can not coach an athlete to have the desire to be a winner.  Watson holds such abilities that it’s a no-brainer for the Jets to draft him if he’s still available when they’re on the clock.

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