vel Posted November 9, 2010 Share Posted November 9, 2010 J.J. WattsSchool: WisconsinPosition: DEYear: JuniorHeight: 6'6Weight: 29040 T: 4.85Projection: 2nd Round10/26/10 - After being named the Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week, J.J. Watt has picked up two more honors on Tuesday. He repeated as the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week and was named the Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week. Watt continued his stellar play against tough competition, recording one sack and two tackles for loss, part of a five-tackle day against the 12th-ranked Hawkeyes. In addition, he blocked an extra point in the first quarter, which proved to be the difference in the game. It was last week that Watt had four tackles, three of which went for a loss, two sacks and one quarterback hurry as the Badgers knocked off No. 1 Ohio State. Going up against the No. 1 and No. 12 teams in the country in the last two weeks, Watt has put up nine tackles, 3.0 sacks, 5.0 TFLs, one quarterback hurry and one blocked kick. Watt is second in the Big Ten and tied for seventh in the nation with 13.5 TFLs on the season, while his five sacks are good for third in the Big Ten. At Wisconsin, Watt leads the team in sacks, TFLs, quarterback hurries and blocked kicks and is tied for the team lead in forced fumbles and pass breakups. He sits third on the team in tackles.Watt is one of those players that's simply playing his way into national attention. A blue-collar player who simply outworks and outhustles his opponent by wearing them down over the course of a game. Watt has the size and strength to play in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive line. He has a frame that could still add on weight. He is on both the Lombardi Trophy and Bronco Nagurski Trophy watch lists. Watt began his career as tight end at Central Michigan before transferring to Wisconsin and redshirting for a year in 2008. Moved to defensive end in 2009 and started every game. Plays great against the run, using his shoulders and arms to fight for position. Great vision and makes quick adjustments to the ball-carrier. Not a pure pass rusher, relies heavily on his strength and athleticism to beat slower offensive linemen. Watt progressed very rapidly and has some versatility along the Badgers' defensive line. Can play almost any position along the line. He uses a quick first step to dig into blockers, preferring to bull rush into them.The kid is ruthless and close to Kerrigan. Given that we have looked at a number of LE's compared to RE's (Since Abe, Biermann, and Sid are more suited for RE) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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