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Get to know Christian Watson, top NFL draft prospect and former Bison wide receiver

Wide receiver Christian Watson turned heads during his college career as a deep-ball threat with explosive speed. Now, he's set to turn heads in the NFL.

North Dakota State senior wide receiver Christian Watson. David Samson / The Forum

In short, Christian Watson is hard to tackle.

Over the course of five seasons, the 6' 4", 211-pound wide receiver, hailing from Tampa, Fla., wowed North Dakota State Bison fans with his combination of height, strength, agility and explosive speed.

Watson played in 52 career games for the Bison, catching 105 passes for 2,140 yards and 14 touchdowns. He averaged 20.4 yards per catch. His speed makes him a kick return threat, and he shows a deep knowledge and passion for the game of football.

Here's a collection of our prior Forum and WDAY coverage of Christian Watson's career at NDSU and his subsequent rise as a draft prospect.

Christian Watson as NFL prospect
Former NDSU receiver will await draft fate with family as event gets underway in Las Vegas on Thursday night
North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson has a rating that ranks among the best at wide receiver since 1985.
The former Bison wide receiver is set to be drafted in either the first or second round this week
A growing number of national NFL analysts are projecting former North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson as a first-round selection in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Former North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson is being projected as a first-round selection by multiple NFL analysts.
Former Bison players Christian Watson, Cordell Volson, Josh Babicz and Brayden Thomas competed at North Dakota State's annual pro day.
Former North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson posted impressive workout numbers at the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Former North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson was set to have his on-field workouts Thursday, while offensive lineman Cordell Volson did his media session at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Former North Dakota State received Christian Watson had his NFL Scouting Combine media availability Wednesday in Indianapolis.
A draft analyst for the NFL Network and NFL.com has former North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson projected to be selected in the third round.
Former North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson and offensive lineman Cordell Volson both performed well recently at their respective college football all-star games and both are headed to the NFL Scouting Combine in early March.
Former North Dakota State receiver Christian Watson is generating buzz with his performance during multiple practices at the Senior Bowl college football all-star game in Mobile, Ala.
The All-American wide receiver will get a chance to work out for all 32 NFL teams
Watson developed from prospect into player one rival coach said was best FCS receiver since Randy Moss
Christian Watson at NDSU
Watson's career day sparks NDSU to big Missouri Valley win over Northern Iowa.
FRISCO, Texas — It took five years, but North Dakota State running back Ty Brooks finally admitted he wasn’t the fastest player on the team. That happened earlier this week when he gave the No. 1 billing to receiver Christian Watson.
NDSU receiver catches 71-yard touchdown pass from Miller, almost a carbon copy of play Watson had against Penguins in 2019
The sophomore wide receiver has taken a star turn this season.
North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson made a highlight catch against South Dakota in the DakotaDome.
Receiver has big day to aid Bison victory over Missouri State, especially on game-winning drive
Receiver in lineup after recovering from hamstring injury that caused him to miss three previous playoff games
NDSU receiver returns kickoff for touchdown, makes key receptions in fourth quarter.
North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson grabs a 69-yard bomb for a touchdown against Youngstown State at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 2. David Samson/The Forum
Missouri Valley Football Conference admits officials blew call on Saturday when Northern Iowa player hit NDSU player helmet-to-helmet
The senior receiver says this is his last year at North Dakota State, despite having one more season of eligibility available because of COVID. The 6-foot-5 speedster is a threat both offensively and as a kick returner.

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