Rokevious P. Watkins (born February 24, 1989) is an American football Guard for the St. Louis Rams. Watkins attended Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia, where he was teammates with Eric Berry and Terrance Parks. First name is pronounced “ro-KEY-v-us.” Prepped in Georgia and spent two years (2007-08) at Georgia Military College. Redshirted in 2009. Started all 14 games in ’10 — 12 at left guard, two at right guard. Sprained his right shoulder against Furman. Started all 13 games in ’11, and proved to be very versatile — started the first five games at right tackle, the next seven at left tackle and the final contest at right guard. Was medically excluded from the Combine with a right wrist injury.
Senior offensive lineman who is in his third season with the Gamecocks after spending two years at a junior college, a preseason third-team All-SEC selection and returning starter at the right guard position but was moved to right tackle in the spring and is penciled in as the probable starter at that position entering the fall looking to build off the solid campaign he put together in 2010 has started 14 games. Very long arms with natural girth. Good foot quickness and agility for a big man. Natural knee bender. Solid pass protector.
Flashes a strong punch. Good functional base strength. Can position and wall off defenders. Versatile — has played inside and outside. 2010: Started all 14 games… started first two games at right guard… moved to left guard for Furman game, but was back at right guard for start at Auburn… left the Furman game with a sprained right shoulder but returned to make the start at Auburn… held down the right guard position for the remainder of the campaign. 2009: Redshirted in his first season in the Garnet & Black following a transfer from Georgia Military College. 2007-08: Played junior college ball at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville coached by Bert Williams helped pave the way for a Bulldogs rushing attack that managed to post over 180 yards a game on the ground in his sophomore season…considered a three-star prospect by Scout.com and a two-star prospect by Rivals.com… considered the 26th-best junior college player in the country, according to SuperPrep… also had an offer from UAB before casting his lot with the Gamecocks. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga. in 2007.
PERSONAL: Rokevious Watkins is a sociology major at South Carolina.