The Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens will check out Baylor guard Danny Watkins, as will the Broncos and the Rams. Watkins’ stock is moving up the charts fast, at 6’3, 312 pounds he is a much older rookie at 27, but it doesn’t seem to be scaring teams from taking a long look at him.
The Ravens are one of three teams this week who will work out first-round prospect Danny Watkins, a fast-rising guard-tackle out of Baylor who is one of the more intriguing stories of the draft. Watkins, who spent four years as a firefighter in his hometown in British Columbia, did not play football until he attended Butte College in Oroville, Calif, and he tried out for the school’s football team only after arriving to take classes in the school’s fire academy.
At 6 feet 3, 312 pounds, Watkins started two years at tackle for Baylor but he is projected to play guard in the NFL. One downside on Watkins is he’ll be a 27-year-old rookie. Asked about his age, Watkins said, “Well I don’t have arthritis.” But Watkins plays with a nasty temperament and is considered durable, he doesn’t see too much of a transition from tackle to guard. “I moved inside at the Senior Bowl and if felt pretty good,” Watkins said. “Teams ask where I want to play and I tell them wherever you feel I best help the team.”