Rokevious Watkins

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Rokevious Watkins
No. --     Free agent
Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-24) February 24, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Fairburn, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 338 lb (153 kg)
Career information
High school: Fairburn (GA) Creekside
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 150
Debuted in 2012 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 4
Games started 1
Stats at NFL.com

Rokevious P. Watkins (born February 24, 1989) is an American football offensive lineman who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the 150th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] Watkins has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

High school career[edit]

Watkins attended Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia, where he was teammates with Eric Berry and Terrance Parks.

College career[edit]

As a senior at the University of South Carolina, Watkins was named All-SEC First-team by the AP after starting all 12 games in the 2011 season. He was also named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after the Gamecocks' season-opener against East Carolina. In 2010 he started all 14 games, playing both guard positions. The previous season, 2009, he redshirted following a transfer from Georgia Military College.

In 2007 and 2008 Watkins played junior college ball at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. [2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Broad BP Wonderlic
6-3¾ * 338 lb * 5.26 * 1.89 * 2.98 * 4.76 * 7.87 * 8'06" * 19 x

(* represents NFL combine)

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Watkins was drafted on the 5th round by the St. Louis Rams. As a rookie, Watkins reported to camp overweight and out of shape and was held out of practice for the first several days of practice. He played in one game in 2012, the season opener in Detroit, before being put in injured reserve. Watkins was released July 24, 2013, after reporting to training camp overweight for the second consecutive season. [3]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On August 3, 2013, Watkins was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.[4] Watkins was released on July 28, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayer, Larry (2013-02-26). "When do Bears pick in draft?". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-02-26. 
  2. ^ South Carolina Gamecocks bio
  3. ^ Rams cut OG Rok Watkins
  4. ^ Ferrin, Reid (August 3, 2013). "Chiefs Sign OL Rokevious Watkins, Waive Tepper". KCChiefs.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 

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