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Eagles kick off fourth round by taking Jaylen Watkins

The final day of the 2014 NFL Draft has begun. The Eagles got the ball rolling on the final four rounds by selecting Florida defensive back Jaylen Watkins with the 101st overall pick. They acquired the pick in a trade with the Texans on Friday when Houston moved into the third round to take defensive tackle Louis Nix. The Eagles also acquired a fifth-round pick in the deal. Watkins...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Draft Jaylen Watkins in the Fourth Round

With the 101st overall selection, the Eagles drafted Florida cornerback Jaylen Watkins. Watkins, the cousin of Bills wide receiver Sammy, measures in at 5-11 and 194 pounds and recorded a 4.41 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. We knew that the Eagles would likely add a corner to the roster at some point in the draft and Watkins is the guy. They drafted him over Bashaud Breeland out...

BR Scouting Report: CB Jaylen Watkins

The Bears are looking to get younger at cornerback and will likely address that need in the draft. We break down film of Florida’s Jaylen Watkins, a skilled corner with much potential.
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Better Know A Draft Pick: Sammy Watkins

First name: SammyLast name: WatkinsHeight: 6’1″Weight: 211 lbsPosition: Wide receiverCollege: ClemsonHigh school: South Fort MyersOther famous alumni: NopeYear: JuniorAge: 20Parents: ProbablyHalf-Brother: Florida corner Jaylen Watkins, who is also expected to be drafted.Major: Communications, again.Why do football players love Communications?: ESPN makes it look so glamorous...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Watkins rising up draft boards

Florida Gators football: Watkins rising up draft boardsHe was never a flashy playmaker. He was never named an All-American or to an All-Southeastern Conference team. He played most of his career in the shadow of two highly touted players in Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy. But, perhaps no other player has done more to improve his draft stock in recent months than former Florida...
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators release updated depth chart

Jaylen Watkins will take over for Marcus Maye at safety. (Photo credit: Kim Klement/US Presswire) The Florida Gators released an updated version of the team’s depth chart this week and there were a few changes. Most notably, senior Jaylen Watkins will take over for redshirt freshman Marcus Maye as one of Florida’s starting safeties. The move is not all that surprising. Maye got...
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Watkins experienced in secondary

Jaylen Watkins is heading into his third year in Will Muschamp’s defense and knows all the positions in the secondary. It’s that flexibility that could force him to move from cornerback to safety in the fall. The Gators return three experienced cornerbacks, and after losing two safeties, Watkins is the logical choice to move to safety, adding another experienced player to the group.
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators have goal of staying unbeaten at home

GAINESVILLE, Fla. If you were at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium that day last November, you know exactly what Gators cornerback Jaylen Watkins spoke of Monday. Florida had completed the SEC portion of its schedule the previous week with a loss at South Carolina. The Gators returned home to host Furman, their final game before the annual regular-season finale against Florida State. A...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Watkins Finding Motivation from a Year Ago

It may have been the biggest of turning points for Florida junior cornerback Jaylen Watkins. A year ago, in the Georgia game, Watkins was victimized by a fourth down pass for a touchdown in a game that was decided by less than a touchdown. Watkins spent a while early in the year at safety, was just getting a little more comfortable at corner, but this moment changed everything.
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Short-term memory key as UF preps for Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Gators cornerback Jaylen Watkins looked around the locker room when he arrived for practice on Monday afternoon. He couldn't help but notice how different the scene was less than 48 hours earlier. The Gators' locker room overflowed on Saturday with jubilation. Florida's 14-6 win over No. 4-ranked LSU the biggest win under second-year coach Will Muschamp...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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