3. Deshaun Watson, 4-star
It’s amazing to think about, but Deshaun Watson wasn’t a 5-star prospect coming out of high school. Now, it’s tough to put him too high on the list because Watson was the consensus No. 1 overall dual-threat quarterback, but it astounds me that he wasn’t a 5-star prospect.
Watson wasn’t even a top-50 player, according to 247 sports, in the class of 2014 player rankings.
He was the No. 81 overall player in the nation. Guys like Jerrod Heard, Clayton Thorson, Will Grier, David Cornwell and Keller Chryst were all quarterbacks ranked ahead of him.
In that respect, I think you can put him No. 1 on this list.
I mean, Deshaun did lead the Tigers to a National Championship and finish as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy two years in a row.
Either way you look at it, he certainly was vastly underrated to be considered a 4-star.