Indianapolis – There are always so many great stories at the combine.
And the best story this year might be Baylor offensive tackle/guard Danny Watkins.
After high school, he became a firefighter in his hometown of Kelowna, British Columbia.
Four years later, he decided to attend Butte College, in California, to take a two-year firefighter course, to increase his skillset.
While on campus, the football coach saw the 6-4, 280 pounder, and asked him if he would be interested in playing football.
He took him up on the offer, picked up the sport fast (he had never played it before), and eventually moved on to Baylor, where he got a full scholarship.
Now he’s considered a late first round prospect.
Kinda fits in around where the Jets are picking.
And with Vlad Ducasse now moving to right tackle, the Jets could use another guard.
Perhaps, they would consider Watkins at 30.