2015 NFL Draft: Eight Under-the-Radar Sleepers

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January 17, 2015; Carson, CA, USA; National running back Terrell Watson (33) of Azusa Pacific runs the ball against American during the first half of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

2015 NFL Draft Sleepers

5) Terrell Watson, Azusa Pacific RB

This division-II prospect should get a legitimate shot at making an NFL roster. He is one of the more powerful rushers in the draft, and has quickness to match, although this was amplified by playing against a lower level of talent compared to other backs. Nonetheless, his achievements are impressive (from school webpage).

  • 1 NCAA Division II record, 25 GNAC records, 20 Azusa Pacific records
  • Azusa Pacific & GNAC single-season rushing record (2014, 2,153 yards)
  • Azusa Pacific career rushing record (2011-14: 5,756 yards)
  • GNAC career (3 years) rushing record (2012-14: 5,059 yards)
  • Azusa Pacific single-game rushing record (11/15/14, 338 yds vs. Menlo)
  • NCAA Division II record (most rushing yards, half): 259 yards vs. Menlo (11/15/14)
  • Azusa Pacific & GNAC single-game rushing TDs (5 TDs, three times: 10/12/13, 10/18/14, 11/15/14)
  • Azusa Pacific & GNAC single-season rushing TDs (2014, 29 TDs)

Also from the school, here is a great video on who he is as a person and as a player.

He doesn’t have the breakaway speed, or the experience at the D-1 level, but he has the potential to be a productive back in the league.

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