T.J. Watt
Projection
Round 1-2
Grade
A
6.80
Starter

T.J. Watt

Edge
Wisconsin
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 252
  • 40-Yard: 4.69
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Has good to very good overall athletic ability. Can bend and change direction and has a quick burst. A tough physical competitor. Makes plays on effort. Instinctive and quick to react. Very good pass rusher with moves, very good hand use and a burst. Excellent effort in pursuit, shows speed and has a burst.

Weak Points

One-year starter. Needs to get bigger. Don't see much in pass coverage. While he is an athlete, he can be a little mechanical in his movements.

The Way We See It

A fouth-year junior entering the draft. He is the younger brother of Houston All-Pro J.J. Watt. Plays with a similar demeanor as his brother. Redshirted as a freshman and missed 2014 with an injury. Got considerable time playing as a backup in 2015. A late bloomer who came on strong in 2016. Very good pass rusher who can bull rush or use moves. Has a top burst coming off blocks. All-out player who is tough and aggressive. Will need to improve his coverage skills but when it's all said and done, he will be a pass rusher. Ideal fit for a 3-4 OLB and will put his hand down in pass rush situations. Has a lot of upside and just beginning to scratch the surface of his ability.