Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has been called many things — most of them on the positive end of the commentary spectrum — and his coach might have the most creative superlative for him. He sat down with Campus Rush and took some questions about his signal caller.
Some were about what Watson could improve on like his footwork, mechanics and being an even more studious examiner of the game and its film. However, there was one question that gave us the crazy answer only Swinney could give us and that was a question about Watson potentially becoming the top pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
“He’s the franchise. He’s the unicorn. The guy has no flaws. He’s so talented, but he’s a better person than he is a football player. He’s so intelligent. He’s brilliant. He just gets it and he wants it. He’s hungry and humble for it.”
Talk about a coach being high on his own player’s abilities, but Swinney should be. His soon-to-be junior passer is a Heisman contender this year and should help his team back to the College Football Playoffs with much of the same offensive weapons coming back for another year.
I just wish someone would call me the unicorn of anything. It really doesn’t matter what it is because that has to be the ultimate confidence booster. Now Watson will just have to live up to Swinney’s incredibly high expectations and all will be good, right?
[h/t Campus Rush]