The Philadelphia Eagles selected University of Florida cornerback Jaylen Watkins with the 101st overall pick in the NFL Draft, the first pick of the fourth round. The Eagles acquired the pick along with the 141st overall pick (fifth round) from the Houston Texans in exchange for the 83rd overall pick. The Eagles acquired the 83rd pick along with the 26th overall pick from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the 22nd overall pick.
Watkins, 21, started 28 career games in Gainesville with 22 of the starts coming at cornerback but shows versatility making six starts at safety. He is the half-brother of fourth overall pick Sammy Watkins out of Clemson. He is a strong defensive back against the run who plays a physical game. Watkins can fly as he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash and can immediately help on special teams as well.
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