LEE COUNTY, Fla. – In a week, the best college football players in the country will hear their names called in the 2021 NFL draft, and the 239 is set to have another join those ranks.
It has been a winding, twisting road for Austin Watkins Jr. going from Fort Myers to junior college in Kansas to the University of Alabama-Birmingham. But all necessary steps that have molded him into becoming the next member of an elite group to go from the 239 to the NFL.
“I wanted this bad,” Watkins Jr. said. “I wanted this since I was a little boy so just having a chance to get...