"What it does is when you're not sure, it (favors Watt) because of the way T.J. goes about it".
Smith-Schuster also likes to block, a trait that endeared him to the Pittsburgh coaching staff, though he didn't know it. Smith-Schuster said he only spoke to the Steelers during the National Football League combine in February and didn't hear anything until he received a phone call shortly before he was taken with the 62nd overall pick, a call he admits he wasn't expecting. Watt is also good on initial contact, has strong straight-line speed, beats guys with both his upper and lower body and can line up all over the place (subpackages, guys changing, etc.). Colbert watched Watt play and, at the end of the season, told Chryst, "Coach, he's a first-rounder".
Watt had a strong final season with the Badgers with 59 total tackles and 11.5 sacks. The Steelers lost back up running back DeAngelo Williams this off season. That included a insane, 17-yard pick-six interception return for a touchdown against Purdue in November.
"I was a first or second team All-American after 18 months of playing defense", he said.
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Watt blew the combine out of the water. While he is unlikely to win a race to the edge, he's a plus run defender who can get to the quarterback with plus hand work and relentless effort. 21 reps on the bench press isn't bad for a guy with longer arms, but the jumps are insane. Middle brother, Derek, 24, is a fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers. I've seen him play a bunch.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Fairly or not, T.J. Watt will draw comparisons to his big brother when he gets to the pros. He made a ton of money in Indy.
Watt left Wisconsin after his junior year to turn pro. Watt began his football career as a tight end recruit for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is counting on former college teammate and current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to haze Watt's younger brother T.J., according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.