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Armani Watts (born March 19, 1996) is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M.[1]

Armani Watts
No. 23 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1996-03-19) March 19, 1996 (age 23)
Richmond, CA
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:North Forney (Forney, Texas)
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 124
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:5
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Watts attended and played high school football at North Forney High School.[2]

College careerEdit

Watts attended and played college football at Texas A&M from 2014-2017 under head coach Kevin Sumlin.[3] He was a four-year starter for the Aggies and led the team in interceptions as a freshman.[4] In 2017, he started 12 games, had 87 tackles, 10 for loss, four interceptions, five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks.[5] Watts was an All-SEC selection and third-team All-America.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 12 in
(1.79 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
8 34 in
(0.22 m)
4.64 s 1.64 s 2.66 s 4.31 s 7.09 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Draft[7][8]

Watts was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, using the fourth-round pick acquired in the Marcus Peters trade.[9] In Week 4, against the Denver Broncos, he recorded his first career sack.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on October 9, 2018 after suffering a groin injury in Week 5.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Texas A&M safety Armani Watts to compete in Senior Bowl today". The Eagle. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Richards, Mathew. "North Forney grad, Armani Watts, snags two interceptions for Kansas City Chiefs against Green Bay Packers". inForney.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Texas A&M's Christian Kirk, Armani Watts are playing for Kevin Sumlin as coach sits on the hot seat". SportsDay. July 12, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "2014 Texas A&M Aggies Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Armani Watts 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Texas A&M players make AP All-SEC teams". 247 Sports. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Armani Watts". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Texas A&M FS Armani Watts : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Chiefs pick Texas A&M S Armani Watts in 4th round". ArrowheadPride.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos - October 1st, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "ROSTER MOVES: Armani Watts, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif placed on injured reserve; Frank Zombo returns". ArrowheadPride.com. October 9, 2018.

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