TJ Watt NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’4 252lbs
- Size and length
- Block shedding
- High football IQ
- Consistent tackler
Analysis: The third Watt brother (TJ) decided it was time to join his older siblings in the NFL after an excellent junior season. He produced at high-end level with just one season of full-time football. Attacks blockers with early arm extension and utilizes push-pull technique to upset their balance as his pet move against run and pass. Outstanding hand play in his game. Disruptive as first man in on twists. Always ready to leap into passing lane and deflect the throw. Strikes fast and early to create leverage points. Rarely has helmet involved in play and is constantly searching for the ball. Understands art of quick disengagements and can flatten out against outside run. Consistent, wrap-up finisher as tackler.
- Lack explosion out of stance
- Average foot speed
- Needs more power, specifically from base
- Lacks any pass rush
Analysis: TJ Watt is a short strider who lacks explosion out of his stance and up the field to bend the edge as a pass rusher. Foot quickness is average and needs to win with technique and great hand play. Won’t generate enough acceleration to crank up speed-to-power rush with consistency. Plays with a narrow base. Needs to play with more consistent bend to play through redirection by offensive line. Will have to add power in his base to hold point of attack against tackles. Pass rush menu will need more options against NFL tackles.
What the scouts say: “He looked a lot stronger and a lot more confident on tape this year. He needs to get bigger, but he’s already a strong guy. I can see him standing or playing base end for a 4-3 team. He’s going to keep getting better.”
NFL Comparison: Andy Katzenmoyer
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