Mar 20, 2014; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish former football players Zack Martin (left) and Chris Watt run a drill during Notre Dame pro day at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
With Jeromey Clary sitting on the sideline nursing injuries, 3rd round draft pick Chris Watt is getting an opportunity to work with the first team offense. He is getting a chance to work win with DJ Fluker and the rest of those studs up front. This could be foreshadowing for our offense.
During OTAs, Watt has been working in at right guard and has also been getting reps at the center spot. He believes that working at both positions has helped in his development.
Here is Watt talking about his experience via Eric Williams, ESPN.
“Obviously when you first get here there’s going to be a bit of a learning curve, going from a college offense to an NFL offense,” Watt said. “But I think being able to focus on two positions helps me learn the offense faster.”
“It demands me to learn the offense quickly whether I like it or not. And it forces me to improve every day.”
Watt will be starting on this offensive line in the future. How quickly will this future be is the question. With Clary sitting on the sideline, it is allowing Watt to get the reps with the big boys and it is letting him get comfortable with the rest of the starters. Watt is getting his chance to prove his value right out of the gate.