Saturday, December 3

Packers Hope Christian Watson’s Blocking Creates Big Plays


GREEN BAY, Wis. – Christian Watson’s production at North Dakota State, with 20.4 yards per reception and two touchdowns on kickoff returns, was impressive.

Watson’s 4.36-second time in the 40-yard dash while standing 6-foot-4 1/8 at the Scouting Combine was impressive, too.

Something else impressed Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur about the team’s second-round pick.

“He’s big, he’s fast, he’s physical,” LaFleur said after the draft. “One thing I really liked was, when you watched him block, I think that says a lot about a player. His willingness, especially at that position, because we all know those guys, they want to go out there, they want to get the big plays. But what are they willing to do for their teammates? I watched one of his run-blocking reels, which isn’t the most exciting reel when you’re talking about wide receivers, but just to see the effort that he gave down in and down out in that aspect of the game.”





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