Texas A&M Football: Projections for every Aggie entering the 2018 NFL Draft

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DB Armani Watts

Armani Watts exploded onto the Aggie scene with a monstrous hit in the first half of the 2014 South Carolina game and was a fan-favorite ever since. He was just a true freshman that day, but the fact that he was on the field shows how much talent he had since day one.

Strengths: Watts has a knack for just being around the ball. He is a smart, instinctive player and was one of the best playmakers on the Aggies for his entire career. He had 10 interceptions and five forced fumbles in his four years in the Maroon and White. Good as a run defender and probably fits best as a strong safety who isn’t asked to play man coverage. Made several clutch plays in Aggieland.

Weaknesses: As I just referenced, Watts struggles in man coverage and that is mostly due to a lack of top-end speed. He doesn’t look slow on tape, but if he’s asked to play one-on-one against a guy with speed, he can get burned. Not going to anchor a defense as the center fielder, but his football I.Q. can make up for that.


Walter Football: Round 3-5
Draft Wire: Day 2
NFL.com: Round 2-3