T.J. Watt   #90 OLB

Height: 6-4   Weight: 252   Age: 24

Born: 10/11/1994 Waukesha , WI

College: Wisconsin

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Pewaukee HS [WI]

TCKL

49

SCK

10.0

FF

4

INT

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Draft 2017

Pick No.30

Selected By: Pittsburgh Steelers

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 30 (30)

Pick Analysis: The third Watt brother decided it was time to join his older siblings in the NFL after an excellent junior season. Following in the footsteps of J.J. (a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year) and Derek (sixth-round pick as a fullback by San Diego) won't be easy. In fact, it wasn't easy for Watt to get on the field his first couple of seasons with the Badgers, redshirting as a tight end in 2013 and losing the following season with a right knee injury. Watt then tore up his left knee during spring practice in 2015, having surgery but returning to play as a reserve linebacker in all 13 games (eight tackles, 1.5 for loss). Finally healthy in 2016, he won a starting job and excelled, garnering second-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honors with 63 tackles, 15.5 for loss, and 11.5 sacks.

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  1. Steelers select T.J. Watt No.30 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:44 p.m.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers select Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt No. 30 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Instant Draft Grade T.J. Watt: B+

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:51 p.m.

    NFL Media's Matt Smith, Bucky Brooks, and Lance Zierlein give T.J. Watt a B+ draft grade.

  3. First Draft: TJ Watt

    Published: April 26, 2017 at 03:55 p.m.

    TJ Watt had an impressive 2016 season, collecting second-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honors. Now the Linebacker from Wisconsin is ready to showcase his talent in the NFL and ready to prove he's just as skilled as his famous brothers.

  4. Five facts: T.J. Watt

    Published: April 17, 2017 at 12:48 p.m.

    Better college prospect: T.J. Watt or J.J. Watt? Here are five things you should know about the Wisconsin linebacker.

  5. Wisconsin OLB T.J. Watt Highlights

    Published: Feb. 23, 2017 at 07:25 p.m.

    Watch Wisconsin linebacker and NFL prospect T.J. Watt's highlights.

  6. T.J. Watt 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: April 3, 2017 at 07:26 p.m.

    Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

  7. T.J. Watt (Wisconsin OLB) Highlights

    Published: Feb. 23, 2017 at 04:02 p.m.

    Watch Wisconsin linebacker and NFL prospect T.J. Watt's highlights.

  8. Combine Face-Off: J.J. Watt vs. T.J. Watt

    Published: March 5, 2017 at 03:56 p.m.

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt races his brother, Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt in this combine face-off.

  9. T.J. Watt Combine Profile

    Published: March 5, 2017 at 07:20 p.m.

    Wisconsin's T.J. Watt talks about the qualities that have taken him to the verge of being drafted and starting an NFL career to follow in the footsteps of his brother.

  10. How do T.J. and J.J. Watt compare?

    Published: March 15, 2017 at 06:13 p.m.

    The "Path to the Draft" crew compare T.J. and J.J. Watt.

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