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Carlos Watkins | 94

DE | Clemson | Arizona Cardinals
Ht: 6035 / 6' 04" | Wt: 305 | Upd: 09/24/2023


Birth Date: 12/05/1993
Age: 29
Original Team: HOU
NFL Entry: 17 04 142
NFL Exp: 7
Depth Chart Key: IR-3
Player Status: Injured Reserve
Team History: HOU DAL ARZ

Player History

05/17 HOU D/C signed
03/21 HOU UFA
03/21 DAL UFA signed
08/21 DAL Covid-19
09/21 DAL activated
08/22 DAL T V V
09/22 DAL P/SQ 0-5
10/22 DAL activated 5
10/22 DAL P/SQ 5-7
10/22 DAL activated 7
03/23 DAL UFA
03/23 ARZ UFA signed
09/23 ARZ IR 3

Ourlads' Profile:

2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about CARLOS WATKINS: Clemson, 6035 312 5.01. Two-year starter from Mooresboro, NC. Played in 53 games over his career and the past two years has been very productive. Missed all of 2013 because of injuries sustained in a fatal car accident and didn’t make much of an impact in 2014. Started to blossom in 2015 but really turned it on this past fall. Two-time first-team All-ACC and received second-team All-America mention. The immovable cornerstone of the Tigers’ defensive front is considered one of its most important components. He excels at pushing the pocket. Shortens the pocket with all his force, but can still shed and at the last second make a play. Watkins is full grown and could hunt a bear with a switch. An enforcer with maturity that most college football players lack. Plays a little high at times losing his knee bend. Needs more pass rushing tools in his tool chest. His presence in the middle was too much for almost every lone opponent he faced up against. Not only did blockers have a hard time moving him, but he showed he could make an impact behind the line of scrimmage. He may not win athletically and there are technique flaws, but Watkins is a brute-force champion and a difference maker. Senior Bowl notes: Sudden first step quickness. Has an upfield burst. Didn’t dominate the competition. Struggled in one-on-one drills versus UCLA’s Conor McDermott. Can anchor his position and push blockers into backfield when focused. 2016 stats: 50 T, 13.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 4 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 BK. Medical exclusion at Combine, left hamstring. Third/ fourth round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 3/8, BP-25, 10-1.77).