Note: The rookie player reports are organized by 2017 ranking, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position.

1. Deshaun Watson, Hou

School: Clemson Ht: 6’2” Wt: 221 | 40: 4.66 Year: 3Jr

Drafted: 1st round, 12th overall

Scouting Report: There are going to be many varying opinions on this year’s QB class, as there are multiple interesting players who have different things to like about them, but in the eyes of certain beholders may also have fatal flaws. Upon studying these passers, we keep coming back to Watson as the most complete player in the class, and the one who is most likely to succeed in the NFL. At Clemson, Watson was a two-year full-time starter with moderate action as a freshman at Clemson before tearing his ACL. He recovered from surgery quickly, leading the Tigers to the National Championship with a stellar performance against Alabama in his final career game, the year after being the runners-up to the Tide. Watson threw for over 10,000 yards with 90 TDs and 32 INTs in his college career, and he added 1934 rushing yards with 26 TDs, though he isn’t exactly Marcus Mariota out there. Nonetheless, Watson has more than enough mobility, as his NFL Combine results show ( has his best athletic comp as Donovan McNabb, which is fascinating). Watson also has a very good feel for playing from within the pocket, which is something other top prospects like DeShone Kizer and Patrick Mahomes really need to refine. Watson has the most advanced mental skillset of any passer in this class, and his experience in that area shows. Watson was very good at manipulating defenders with his eyes, and overall, his pocket mechanics were the strongest we saw from the top prospects in the class (aside from maybe Mitchell Trubisky). However, like most QBs coming from a shotgun-heavy offense, he can get lazy with mechanics despite a good feel for them, and he may have the weakest arm of the top prospects. That’s a bad combo that did lead to turnovers at Clemson, and will absolutely lead to them in the NFL. Watson also threw a lot of picks as a junior – 17 – many of them coming on forced throws or just plain bad decisions. And despite a strong overall Combine, reports about horrendous throw velocity showed up about a week later, though we never really found this to be an issue ...