Through the 2014 NFL Draft, which will be held in New York, NY from May 8-10, Florida Gators defensive back Jaylen Watkins will be keeping you up-to-date on his Path to the Draft with exclusive blog entries here at OnlyGators.com.
Florida’s third-leading tackler with 52 takedowns last season, Watkins played safety for the Gators after being primarily used as a cornerback – the position he will play as a professional – during his first three years. Watkins started 28 of the 48 games in which he participated but saw the field for starter’s minutes in many of those other contests.
His ninth entry covers his continued recovery from an Achilles injury, two NFC East visits and thoughts on Florida spring practice coming to an end.
My Achilles is coming along really good right now. I’d say I’m about 90-95 percent. I can do most things on it. It’s all kind of working out for me even though it’s taking a bit longer than expected to get back to 100 percent.
If I had to go play in a game, I could definitely play and be fine afterward, but there is just more healing to do before it feels completely back to normal.
Since the week of the Pro Day, I’ve gone on two more visits to see the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.