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Menelik Watson
T #75
Height:
6-5
Weight:
315
Age:
28
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Manchester, UK
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016):

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10
GS
5
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 27 17
2016 OAK 10 5
2014 OAK 12 9
2013 OAK 5 3

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Bio

WATSON AT A GLANCE:

• A fifth-year offensive tackle who started 17-of-27 regular-season games and one postseason contest for Oakland (2013-16) durign his first four NFL seasons.

• Started 5-of-10 games played for Oakland in 2016, allowing just one sack according to STATS LLC.

• Appeared in a career-high 12 games (9 starts) for Oakland in 2014 and saw action in five games (3 starts) for the Raiders as a rookie in 2013.

• Played one season at Florida State University in 2011, earning honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition.

• Began his collegiate career playing basketball at Marist College (2009-10) before transferring to Saddleback Junior College in 2011 and competing in football for the first time in his career.

• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Oakland) on March 10, 2017.

• Selected by the Raiders in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Oakland as a draft choice 7/25/13; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/10/17.

WATSON AT A GLANCE:

• A fifth-year offensive tackle who started 17-of-27 regular-season games and one postseason contest for Oakland (2013-16) durign his first four NFL seasons.

• Started 5-of-10 games played for Oakland in 2016, allowing just one sack according to STATS LLC.

• Appeared in a career-high 12 games (9 starts) for Oakland in 2014 and saw action in five games (3 starts) for the Raiders as a rookie in 2013.

• Played one season at Florida State University in 2011, earning honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition.

• Began his collegiate career playing basketball at Marist College (2009-10) before transferring to Saddleback Junior College in 2011 and competing in football for the first time in his career.

• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Oakland) on March 10, 2017.

• Selected by the Raiders in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Oakland as a draft choice 7/25/13; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/10/17.

2016: Watson started 5-of-10 games played for Oakland, allowing just one sack according to STATS LLC... Saw action at right tackle and as a sixth offensive lineman during the season before opening the team’s AFC Wild Card Game at Hou. (1/7) at left tackle... Helped Oakland’s offense ranks sixth in total offense (373.3 ypg) and seventh in scoring (26.0 ppg).

2015: Watson missed the entire 2015 season with a torn Achilles.

2014: Watson opened 9-of-12 games played for Oakland, appearing in the club’s first 12 contests before missing the rest of the season with a foot injury... Started eight consecutive games at right tackle before suffering his season-ending injury.

2013: Selected by Oakland in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Watson saw action in five games (3 starts)... Made his NFL debut vs. Phi. (11/3), helping Oakland gain 560 yards of offense... Logged his first NFL start at right tackle at NYG (11/10).

COLLEGE: Watson played one collegiate season at Florida State University (2012) following stops at Saddleback Junior College (2011) in Mission Viejo, Calif., and Marist College (2009-10) in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.... Opened 12-of-13 games for the Seminoles at right tackle, earning honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition... Allowed only one sack and was part of an offensive line that contributed to the most productive offense in school history... Played football for the first time at Saddleback, where he named to the All-Southern California Football Association Second Team... Played basketball at Marist for two years, averaging 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game as a redshirt freshman.

PERSONAL: Watson prepped at Burnage High School in Manchester, England, where he played basketball and soccer during his prep career... Attended the famed Canaria Basketball Academy in Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain, while also playing for the Orellana traveling basketball team for two years following high school... Menelik (pronounce MEN-ah-lick) Watson was born on Dec. 22, 1988, in Manchester, England.

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  • Watson: 'I haven't even scratched the surface'

    (3:37) Posted Mar 10, 2017

    New Broncos Tackle Menelik Watson sits down with BTV's Phil Milani and talks about his untapped potential after only playing in 27 games during the first four years of his career.