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PLAYERS
J.J. Watt
Round 1, Pick 11
Position: DE
Class:  4Jr
School: Wisconsin
Conference: Big Ten
HT: 6-5.5
WT: 290
40 Time: 4.81
Biography: "Two-year starter awarded All-American and all-Conference honors as a junior after totals of 62/21/7, one interception, and eight pass break-ups. Junior totals included 44/15.5/4.5. Started his college career at Central Michigan, where he played tight end."

Positives: "Explosive and athletic defensive line prospect with a lot of upside. Possesses solid first-step quickness, plays with good pad level, and quickly changes direction. Powerful, pushes offensive tackles off the line, and works hard to defend the run. Effectively uses his hands throughout the action, rarely off his feet, and makes plays in every direction of the field. Possesses a burst of speed, is fluid if asked to twist or stunt, and fast off the edge. Plays an intelligent brand of football. Gets his hands up and knocks away the throw if he cannot get to the passer. Relentless in pursuit of the action."

Negatives: Must develop more pass rush moves.

Analysis: Watt has been a dominant force the past two years and is a prospect whose best football lies ahead of him. He offers potential at a number of spots on the defensive line and will only get better with experience as he physically matures. He's a terrific prospect who could end up being one of the best defensive players in this draft three years down the road.

Projection: 1st
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