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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Danny Watkins

Offensive Guard - Danny Watkins, Baylor

Height:  6'3"
Weight:  312
40yd:  5.37

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  Yes
Other: -

Quick Take:

Raw 26-year old rookie, who is only beginning to learn the game and what he is capable of.  JUCO transfer to Baylor after a former life as a firefighter for 4 years.  Imbued with an old school toughness and grit, and the right kind of physical style and attitude to anchor an interior OL.  Sometimes gets carried away with riding out a block, taking LBs to the second level.  Seems to relish contact and would be an instant impact player in the running game.  Effective inside pass blocking once he establishes some chemistry with his linemates.  Doesn't project necessarily as a center, but has some of the traits needed, and so may be versatile in a pinch.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Bottom of the 1st round.

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


All JUCO transfers require a bit of extra homework, and in order for Denver to put together a complete profile on this player, they needed something more than just his proday.  The private workout probably stressed his ability to adjust to some zone scheme concepts, and to see how well he could move laterally.  He likely held his own, but it is doubtful he really impressed in that kind of work.  He could be a real consideration if he manages to make it all the way to Denver's #36, but players like Brandon Harris will be giving him pretty good competition.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins

2 Middle


3 Middle


4 Middle

5 Top



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]