TJ Watt

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TJ Watt

Vitals:

Position: Outside Linebacker/Defensive End

College: Wisconsin

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 236

Awards: 2016: second team All-American, first team All-Big 10

NFL Draft Analysis:

Highest pick on the NFL Draft Board:

Daniel Jeremiah has TJ Watt going to the Miami Dolphins with pick #22.

Consensus pick on the NFL Draft Board:

2/10 mock NFL drafts have TJ Watt going to the Green Bay Packers with pick #29.

Consensus ranking on the NFL Draft Board by Position:

There is a blue light special in the outside linebacker/defensive end aisle for the 2017 NFL draft. The NCAA is handing out outside linebackers/defensive ends free with purchase. TJ Watt is the 10th outside linebacker/defensive end to show up on the NFL Draft Board behind Carl Lawson.

Notes:

  • Yes, TJ Watt is, in fact, JJ Watt’s little brother
  • Missed the 2014 season with a knee injury
  • Suffered another knee injury in the spring of 2015, but still played in the fall
  • The medical issues will be a concern for NFL teams
  • Started his career at Wisconsin as a tight end
  • Will get better with and NFL weight room and a steak or two
  • Great hands, uses a punch-pull technique, which requires a lot of skill
  • Not the quickest feet in the draft, but hand play makes up for it
  • Needs a good NFL defensive line coach to add more tools to the pash rushing tool box
  • A plus in the run game
  • Can drop into coverage
  • Plays to the whistle
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