J.J. Watt Scouting Report

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J.J. Watt Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #99
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 292 lbs.
Drafted 1.11 in 2011 by HOU

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.84
Bench press34
Vertical jump37.0
Broad jump10'0
Three-cone drill6.88
20-yard shuttle4.21

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt is an up-and-coming prospect with excellent fundamentals who plays to the whistle with toughness.

Watt has great size and a frame that can add more weight and muscle. He has a great awareness to bat down passes, fill running lanes and pressure the quarterback. He's not especially skilled at disengaging in blocks and creating pressure, he just plays so tough, the game naturally comes to him. You also see good strength and quickness in bull rush. Watt has great intangibles, including his work ethic and leadership. He has a ton of special teams experience and is very durable.

He needs to continue to improve his athleticism and gain experience on the finer nuances of the game such as understanding plays and reading the offense. Since he plays so aggressively, he runs himself out of position. Due to his scheme versatility and intelligence, he could play multiple positions along a four-man front.

Finished 2010 with 61 total tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and 7 sacks. Watt was named to the 2010 All-Big Ten first team.

Against the run, he is adequate at containment and occupying double teams. Coming off the line, he does well using his hands to attack blockers and swipe away their hands and arms. He will need to continue to develop, add weight and possibly learn a new position at the next level because he fits almost anywhere in any 3-4 or 4-3 defense.

At the 2011 NFL Combine, he finished amongst the top five in the broad jump, bench press, vertical jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle.

Watt projects as a first-round lock in the 2011 NFL Draft with a strong potential to be selected amongst the top 15 picks.

Last Updated Mar-29-2011 by Matt De Lima

5 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

San Diego will grab him if he makes it past the Patriots

Posted by:
JiminSavage 04/22/11 08:07 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

#17 to the Pats

Posted by:
Soxfan017 04/04/11 12:13 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

He's got to much work ethic to make it past New England's first pick, and I'm not sure he'll las that long.

Posted by:
cowboysR4ever 03/08/11 02:57 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

watt should go in the 20 to 25 range.. probably new orleans after the debacle in seattle.

Posted by:
creeks21 01/13/11 07:39 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

way to good for the 3rd round

Posted by:
PRD06300 12/14/10 05:34 PM