Julius “Trey” Watts, RB/KR/PR, Tulsa


Rams, UDFA. Reminds me most of a Bernard Scott. He will likely find a spot on an NFL roster or practice squad because of his return experience, quickness, and hands. May also find a spot in a running-back-by-committee approach. On the Rams, he could be a solid contributor as a third-down back once he establishes himself.

All-Star Games: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Positives: Adequate hand size. Above-average speed. Good vision and agility for yards after the catch. Very quick feet and very agile with some nice jump cuts and good lateral movement. Good burst. Very good change-of-direction ability. Will usually falls forward for extra yards. Runs with high knees, and keeps his legs moving strong through contact and will break arm tackles. Is also patient, and will pick his way through traffic. Runs with pretty good ball security technique through the line. Adequate hands.

Negatives: Below-average height for the position, with slightly below-average bulk. Slight build – built more like a small wide receiver than a running back. Consistently below-average punt return fielding hands and fielding decisions. Below-average strength and isn’t strong enough to push the pile as an inside runner. Below-average run blocking ability. Suspect vision on kick returns and will push too far upfield before looking for cutback lanes. Though he seems to use good ball security technique, he will fumble at times – small hands or lack of strength? Poor track speed at Pro Day.

Projection: Worth a flier in dynasty leagues.

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