The Clemson quarterback and potential first-round draft pick on Thursday wanted to let teams know he can still get better during his on-campus Pro Day.
Watson, widely considered one of the top three signal-callers in this year’s class, told NFL Network’s Mike Mayock he came into the event focusing on the little details of playing quarterback.
“Honestly, the only thing I was trying to show was me using my back hip, not over-striding, not letting my chest get out in front,” he said. “More air on the deep balls and just working under center … I felt comfortable, I felt solid and hopefully today went well.”
Watson was one of 14 players to workout at Clemson. It was a list that included top prospects wide receiver Mike Williams, defensive end Carlos Watkins and tight end Jordan Leggett.
Watson, who led the Tigers to the national championship in January, also confirmed he’ll indeed attend the draft in Philadelphia next month.
“It’s always been a lifetime dream,” he told Mayock. “I’m blessed to be able to have the opportunity.”
Watson went 33-3 as a three-year starter at Clemson, amassing more than 10,000 yards and 90 touchdowns through the air during that span. He also ran for almost 2,000 yards and 26 rushing touchdowns.
In his final game with the Tigers, Watson combined for almost 500 yards and four touchdowns in a dramatic 35-31 win over top-ranked Alabama.
“I think I just like the challenges, I love the big challenges, so whenever the challenge is tough it just brings a lot more out of me,” he told Mayock. “But I always keep that cool poise whenever bad situations come up. I don’t let them affect me. I just try to stay chill and stay neutral the whole way.”