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#70
Earl Watford
Team: James Madison DukesHeight: 6-4 Born: 6/24/1990
Position: GWeight: 290 Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report
Watford is an imposing and powerful figure on the offensive line, having dominated opponents for James Madison of the FCS. However, his inexperience against high-level competition will have a major impact on his draft status, as he's expected to go in the later rounds. A high school superstar in Philadelphia, Watford is athletically impressive for his size, and that's part of the reason why he's been able to play both left tackle and guard. Scouts see him as a guard in the NFL since he's capable of knocking defensive linemen back with a strong burst off the line. He's shown an impressive ability to disengage from blocks at the line in order to get downfield to block more defenders on running plays. Watford was a key contributor to the Dukes' ranking 19th in the FCS with an average of 209.0 rushing yards last year. Still, it's unclear how his play will translate at the next level, where scouts want to see him measure up against faster, stronger and bigger defensive linemen. He'll be expected to get stronger and add bulk. However, his aggressiveness, work ethic and attitude may make the difference between being selected in one of the final rounds and going undrafted. Watford was voted by coaches to the All-Colonial Athletic Association first team in back-to-back seasons.