Name: J.J. Watt
Height: 6ft 5in.
Weight: 295 lbs.
College Career Sacks: In two seasons registered 103 tackles 11 sacks 2 Forced Fumbles and 1 Interception. Won 2010 Lott Trophy (College Defensive IMPACT Player)
2011 Draft selected in 1st round 11th overall by Houston Texans
40 Time: 4.78 seconds
Bench Press: 34 reps (225lbs.)
Vertical/Jump: 37 Inches (130 tackles 25 sacks 3 FF's to date in NFL career)
J.J. Watt in his 2nd season, has already established himself as one of the fiercest Pass Rushers in the NFL. (To date Watt has registered 130 tackles, 25.0 sacks, and 3 Forced Fumbles.) Watt plays low, which puts Offensive Linemens at a disadvantage by forcing them to go from an upright position to below their waistline in order to block/guard him from getting to the quarterback. Watt also does a good job at putting himself in position to make a play on the quarterback with his great body control and patience, which is a prime reason he is not only tied in the league for most sacks (19.5) but is just three sacks away from tying Michael Strahan's single season record (22.5) that he set back in 2002
Watt also has a knack for making a play on the ball by establishing himself as one of the better Pass Deflectors in the league, and to date has averaged a little over 1 pass deflection per game. (15 in 14 games played) It is no surprise that the Texans are playoff contenders thanks in large part of Watt's contributions to the team. In 2011, Watt's rookie season, he helped the Texans to not only its first postseason appearance in the franchise's history, but to its first division title as well. On top of that Watt helped the Texans win the franchise's first playoff game in their very first appearance in the postseason. Watt's stellar performance in his 2nd season, has helped the Texans clinch the AFC South title for the second straight season and are in position for the top seed in the AFC.
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