Despite not being invited to the NFL Combine, Watson garnered a lot of attention before the draft with a stellar pro day and strong showing at the Senior Bowl.
Without professing to be a draft analyst, and keeping Watson’s strengths and weaknesses in mind, here are the reasons why Penn’s best player in the past decade will and won’t get drafted by each of the NFL’s 32 teams.
Penn football took the gridiron on Friday night for its annual spring game at Franklin Field. This intersquad competition marked the conclusion of the spring season for the Red and Blue, following 11 official practices, the first of which was on February 26.
Just a day after he was waived by the Detroit Lions, Torgersen was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals.
On Monday, it was announced that former Penn football linebacker and 2013 graduate Brandon Copeland signed with the New York Jets.
After a record-setting four years with Penn football, wide receiver Justin Watson is trying to take his game to the pros. And Monday was a big step towards that.
It’s time to give us the biggest game of all: Penn’s administration needs to throw its weight behind an Ivy Football Championship.
Since Penn football’s fourth-place finish season ended in November, Watson has been training for what will certainly be a career in the National Football League.
Louis Vecchio, a four-year defensive end for Penn football, has decided to continue his playing career at Vanderbilt University.
People keep asking me, ‘was this the best weekend of your life?’ My response: “There isn’t even a close second.”
Even though the Eagles have no Super Bowl rings, they have been crowned league champions three separate times, the last time being in 1960 at Penn’s very own Franklin Field.
There are few things either city wants more than for its team to win the Super Bowl. Given Penn’s location in Philadelphia and the Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years, The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with fortunate Penn students attending Super Bowl LII this Sunday.
After going through this Eagles playoff ride that has been so emotional, so gritty, so against-the-odds — just so Philly — alongside the best fans in the world, I’ve finally come to my senses. So, mom and dad, though I’m sure you’ve been suspecting it for a while now, it’s time for me to come out with it: Philadelphia is where I want to be.
A lot of people would be bothered by the scoffs and dirty looks that come from wearing an opposing team’s jersey in Philly. But not the Patriots fans. In fact, they seem to enjoy it.
This time around, Super Bowl season actually matters for Philly, and Penn is getting in on the fun. As the Philadelphia Eagles get set to take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, Penn’s campus is filled with fervent support for the Birds.
Over 100 NFL hopefuls will take the field Saturday in the East-West Shrine Game, the longest-running annual college football all-star game. Watson — who is Penn’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and all-purpose yards — is one of 13 wide receivers hoping to stand out this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. He is one of seven on the roster for the East Team.
On Friday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens announced that they had hired James Urban, who served as Penn’s Director of Football Operations from 2000 to 2003, as their quarterbacks’ coach, effective immediately.
Just a few days after former teammate Alek Torgersen signed with the Detroit Lions practice squad, tight end Ryan O’Malley has been added to an active roster. The 2016 graduate was a captain and two-time All-Ivy honoree with the Quakers, and scored a total of nine touchdowns in his 40 career games.
This comes after a rough start to Torgerson's career in the NFL. Penn’s star quarterback was cut by the Washington Redskins just a month after signing for their practice squad in September.
Watson was invited to compete in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game, an annual all-star game featuring top college players from schools in the Eastern US and the Western US.