2017 NFL Free Agency Analytics Profile: Menelik Watson

2017 Free Agency Profiles

Menelik Watson

Offensive Line

Team Oakland Raiders
Age (On Draft Day) 24.35
Height 6-5
Weight 310
Arm Length 34
Hand Size 10.375
Explosive Lower Body Strength Score 46.09
Speed Score 54.50
Flexibility Score 12.63
Bench 19

 

Prospect CHECKLIST

 No All-Pro Age Threshold 23.5 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs were at most 23.5 on draft day since the 1996 NFL Draft Class
 No All-Pro OT Height: 6-6 or Taller 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-6 or Taller
 Yes Long-term starter OT Height: 6-4 or Taller 100% of 64 Start or more OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-4 or Taller
 Yes All-Pro OT Arm Length: 32 7/8-Inches 100% of Multiple All-Pro OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had 32 7/8-Inch Arm Length
 Yes  Long-term starter Arm Length: 31.5-Inches 100% of 64 Start or more OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had 31.5 Inch Arm Length or longer
 No All-Pro Explosive Lower Body Strength: 58.46 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 58.46 or higher
 Yes Pro Bowl Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 35.75 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 35.75 or higher
 Yes Starter Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 3.24 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least an explosive lower body strength score of 3.24 or higher
 No All-Pro Speed Score: 85.87 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 85.87 or higher
 Yes Pro Bowl Speed Score: 47.54 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 47.54 or higher
 Yes Starter Speed Score: 10.31 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least a speed score of 10.31 or higher
 No All-Pro Flexibility Score: 51.11 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 51.11 or higher
 No Pro Bowl Flexibility Score: 45.30 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 45.30 or higher
 Yes Starter Flexibility Score: 7.55 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least a speed score of 7.55 or higher
 No All-Pro/Pro Bowl Athleticism Score: 78.42 or Higher 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had at least one athleticism score (explosive lower body, speed, flexibility) of 78.42 or higher
 No All-Pro and Pro Bowl Bench: 21 or more 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had at least 21 reps or more on the bench press

*Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s vertical, broad jump and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Speed Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s 40-yard dash and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Flexibility Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s short shuttle, 3-Cone and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

Metric Recommendation: Menelik Watson’s chances of becoming an elite offensive tackle coming out of the draft were non-existent. And those same odds are even worse four years into his career. The best case for Watson is a move inside where he won’t be as big of a liability on the Edge where he can be beat by every defender with explosiveness, speed, flexibility and height. Arm length is not as big of an indicator of quality as athleticism. And Watson just doesn’t cut it as a athlete to protect a franchise.

Buy as a backup guard conversion, or move onto to better options.

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