JORDAN WATKINS - WIDE RECEIVER
247 Composite: 3*/.8597
Other Offers: UK, Central Michigan, Rutgers, Purdue
Speed to burn. That’s the biggest takeaway when it comes to Watkins’ game. He can take the top off of the defense and has shown a solid ability to make people miss in the open field. He’s a bit raw as a wide receiver which is why he’s been labeled as an “athlete” by the recruiting services. Having Gunter Brewer to help him develop will be key as he can look a little unnatural catching the ball at times.
Louisville got an important flip with Watkins who was committed to UK. This staff places a premium on speed so he was the key guy to keep in the city. Watkins should get a chance to play on special teams and as a backup to Tutu Atwell. I’m very interested to see if he plays outside as well as inside in the offense. The staff could look to get him on the field with Atwell and Dez Fitzpatrick to put stress on the defense.