There's been a lot of talk highlighting the 2022 NFL Draft class' wide receiver pool, including North Dakota State's Christian Watson. The 22-year-old had an impressive year with the Bison, leading many experts to view him as someone that could be a starting wideout one day.
Here's a look at everything you need to know about Watson ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Christian Watson Mock Draft 2022
ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.
ESPN: Green Bay Packers (No. 22)
CBS Sports: Chicago Bears (No. 39)
Sporting News: Atlanta Falcons (No. 43)
Christian Watson Draft Stock & Draft Projection
- Green Bay Packers (No. 22) - 1
- Chicago Bears (No. 39) - 1
- Atlanta Falcons (No. 43) - 1
Two of the three highlighted mock drafts have Watson going early on in the second round, which is in line with what most experts are saying. However, it also wouldn't be a shock if he was taken towards the end of Day 1 based on the potential he brings to the table.
Christian Watson NFL Draft Odds
NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Watson as a -115 favorite to be a top-32 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, which is something that only one of the above mock experts agrees with. He also has +9500 odds (T-No. 6) to be the first wide receiver drafted next week.
Christian Watson Stats
2021: North Dakota State Bison
- 43 receptions, 800 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns in 12 games played
2020: North Dakota State Bison
- 19 receptions, 442 receiving yards and 1 touchdown in 10 games played
2019: North Dakota State Bison
- 34 receptions, 732 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns in 16 games played
2018: North Dakota State Bison
- 9 receptions, 165 receiving yards and 0 touchdowns in 14 games played
Watson's best season with the Bison came during the 2021 college football campaign. His efforts helped North Dakota State capture its ninth FCS Championship in 11 years while earning first-team All-MVFC honors for the second straight season.
Christian Watson Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash
All height, weight and workout information is from NFL.com.
- Height: 6'4"
- Weight: 208lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.36 seconds
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