It doesn’t sound like Deshaun Watson’s accuracy has been an issue during the Texans’ offseason workouts.
One of the biggest knocks on Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson during the pre-draft process was his accuracy.
But Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien praised Watson for his accuracy while talking to the media on Wednesday.
From Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports:
"“First of all, his accuracy I think is excellent. I don’t know where that came from. I think sometimes there’s so much time between the end of the college season and the actual draft that people start just making things up. That’s just really my opinion. I mean, this kid can throw the ball. Throws a tight spiral. He’s very accurate.”"
I think the problem is that many “scouts” and “draft experts” over analyse players.
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I also agree with O’Brien that there’s too much time between the end of the season and the draft.
Why do NFL teams need so much time to look overdraft prospects? The NBA draft is almost right after the season. But the NFL waits four months for there’s.
I believe the NFL stretches everything out to make themselves more relevant during a long offseason. Where as other pro sports don’t have such a long down time between seasons.
Nonetheless, I believe Watson’s critics were looking for ways to tear him down prior to the 2017 NFL Draft.