5’ 10” | 202 lbs | Texas A&M
Projected Draft Range: late day two to early day three
Prospect grade (out of 100): 70.1
I would take him in the: fourth round
One sentence bio: Senior Bowl invitee, Texas native, former 4-star recruit.
One sentence scouting report: Center field safety with solid instincts and ball skills that needs to improve as a tackler.
Armani Watts. Ball game. pic.twitter.com/Yrvl1pOctO— Garrett Robertson (@GarrettThinks) September 23, 2017
Reaction: Armani Watts’ had a better grade before poor athletic testing. He’s got above average instincts and ball skills. He can play in a center field role and in the slot. There’s a lot to like to the skill set he adds to the Chiefs’ defense. Watts’ biggest issue is as a tackler. He has poor technique and seemed to be hesitant at times.
I expect Watts to contribute in year one. He has just the skill set this team needs. The Chiefs continue to put an emphasis on Senior Bowl players. This is the third player they’ve selected from the event.
I feel better about the draft after this selection.
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Chiefs 2018 draft picks
Kent Swanson’s reaction: Speaks is a player with a good athletic profile who tested well at the NFL Combine. On the field he flashes the traits but struggles to be consistent. His pass rushes get stalled too much for my liking, and his eye discipline needs work. Is there a lot to work with? Yes. Is he ready to contribute right away? I don’t know. There is a path for the Speaks to develop into a nice interior lineman. I just don’t like the move this early, on an overpay in draft capital.
Kent Swanson’s reaction: This move is a clear indication that the Chiefs think they need to stop the run. Nnadi’s grade dropped for me because of poor athletic testing. He was a late third round grade on tape. For what he is, he’s a good player.
Round 3 (100) LB Dorian O’ Daniel
Kent Swanson’s reaction: O’Daniel will likely profile as more of a box safety role for the Chiefs unless they are making significant schematic changes. O’Daniel flashes the ability to click and close on plays behind the line of scrimmage out in the slot. He’s probably better seeing everything in front of him, allowing him to get down hill.
Round 4 (124) - S Armani Watts
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Day 3: Rounds 4 through 7
When: Saturday April 28th at 12 p.m. Eastern
Time per pick: 5 minutes for rounds 4-6; 4 minutes for round 7
TV channels: ESPN, ABC, & NFL Network