Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #8 OLB, #66/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 3 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 10 GP; 7 GS; PR: 1-3-3-0; 28 Sol-46 TT, 8 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 FR, 1 BLK; Limited by left elbow and left hamstring injuries during season. Sat out three games due to academic scandal. Seminoles' starter at the strongside linebacker in seven games including the Champs Sports Bowl. 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; 33 Sol-50 TT, 8 TFL, 3 SK, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 FR; Started at the strong-side linebacker position. 2006: 12 GP; 1 GS; 15 Sol-23 TT, 3.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 BLK; Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team by The Sporting News…earned one starting assignment at the weakside linebacker position against Boston College, in place of the injured Geno Hayes.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bucs picks: Round 7/217 -- Dekoda Watson, LB, 6-1, 225, Florida St.: Watson led the Seminoles in tackles for loss (13) and sacks (6.5) last season, and will be reunited with former teammate Geno Hayes in Tampa Bay. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/04/13 - LB Dekoda Watson will return to the strong side and start for Jonathan Casillas, who was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a knee injury.
12/03/13 - LB Dekoda Watson will return to strong-side linebacker with the season-ending knee injury to Jonathan Casillas.
11/04/13 - LB Dakota Watson, who is battling a shoulder injury, split time Sunday with Jonathan Casillas at strong-side linebacker.
10/30/13 - LB Dakoda Watson was limited with a shoulder injury. Jonathan Casillas took reps at strong-side linebacker.
12/31/12 - LB Dakoda Watson recorded his second blocked punt of the season Sunday.
11/30/12 - LB Dekoda Watson was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month. Watson had two special teams tackles in November, blocked a punt vs. San Diego that was returned for a TD and recovered a fumble at Carolina.
11/11/12 - LB Dekoda Watson recorded the Bucs' first punt block since 2009 Sunday, which was scooped up by linebacker Adam Hayward and returned 29 yards for a touchdown
09/26/12 - LB Dekoda Watson could be used as a pass rusher to replace Adrian Clayborn, who is out with a torn right knee ligament.