Florida State offensive tackle Menelik Watson has one of this year's most intriguing stories. Like Hunt, he hadn't ever heard of American football until he crossed the pond in 2009 to play college basketball at Marist College in New York.
After a failed collegiate basketball career, Watson decided to give football a shot. He had the size and athleticism to make an impact, yet there were questions about his adaptation to the game. At Saddleback College in California, the 320-pound road grader quickly made a name for himself.
One promising season at right tackle had Division I scouts knocking down his door. In 2012, he decided he wanted to become a Seminole and protect one of the nation's most exciting quarterbacks. As a 12-game starter, he only surrendered one measly sack.
That season led him to believe he was ready for the pros. While I wholeheartedly agree, Watson needs to improve in some key areas. Offensive linemen in the NFL need to possess the ability to get to the second-level as run-blocker, and he simply hasn't shown the ability to do so yet.
He also whiffs too often when converging on an opposing defender. This error often leads to negative plays and blown assignments. Watson has all the tools, but it's questionable whether the right coaching staff can turn him into a top-tier offensive tackle.
Projected: First round or early second round
True Value: Late third round