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NFL1000 Tight End Rankings: Graham Easily No.1, Watson In The Top-20

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Ben Watson

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Hands: 32/40

"Ben Watson’s production slipped a little this past season with Jimmy Graham having such a huge year, but when he did see the ball come his way, he made the most of it. Watson made it through the entire season without a single dropped pass. He has soft hands and will pull in anything inside his catch radius."

Route Running: 25/30

"A superb route-runner, Watson is able to get open by using his quick feet and body positioning. It doesn’t hurt to have defenses focused on Jimmy Graham and rest of the playmakers on the Saints’ high-powered offense. Watson makes a lot of his plays on dump-downs or as the second or third option on a play. Rarely are plays designed for him to get the ball."

Overall: 78/100

"Watson is in the perfect position at this stage of his career. He’s not expected to be “the guy,” but when called upon, he does his job extremely well. He will do all of the dirty work and let the other guys be the stars. Watson gives the Saints one of the best one-two combinations in the league."

Check out the complete evaluation here!