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2019 NFL Draft Grades: Let us know what you think about the selection of Armon Watts

A piece for the front four for the Vikings

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With the first of their three sixth-round selections in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings added another piece to an already loaded defensive line.

The Vikings used the selection on Armon Watts, a defensive tackle from the University of Arkansas.

Jon Ledyard of The Draft Network actually had a third-round grade on Watts, which means he’d be pretty decent value at the end of the sixth. Here’s what he had to say about Watts.

It took four years to see the field at Arkansas, but when Armon Watts finally did, he went from complete unknown to a legitimate draftable prospect. His seven sacks as a senior wasn’t just an impressive number on paper, as Watts was an absolute force as a pass rusher, using a deep arsenal of moves and eye-popping power to bully his way into 1v1 wins.

He’s not an elite athlete and he won’t be explosive enough to be a gap-shooter in the NFL, but Watts can play any inside technique, has the length and technique to eat up blocks at the point of attack and is a legit pass rush threat on long/late downs. He will never be a dominant player in the NFL, but his skill set suggests a top-tier depth player or solid starter/rotational piece who might even get better with more playing time. I’d target Watts in the mid-rounds for teams looking for interior defensive line help.

Well, the Vikings were, in fact, looking for interior defensive line help, and they may have gotten themselves a steal with Watts.

What do you think of the pick, folks? Sound off here!


How would you grade the Vikings’ selection of Arkansas DT Armon Watts with the 190th selection in the 2019 NFL Draft?

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