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Old 04-14-2017, 09:52 PM   #11
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Re: Saints have workout scheduled with Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt: report

TJ plays a little light IMO and needs 2-3
years to develop. I wouldn't pick before round 3
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Re: Saints have workout scheduled with Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt: report

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TJ plays a little light IMO and needs 2-3
years to develop. I wouldn't pick before round 3
What does that mean?
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Re: Saints have workout scheduled with Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt: report

T.J. has explosion off the line. I could see the Cows taking him early.
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Re: Saints have workout scheduled with Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt: report

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What does that mean?
He plays a bit soft. Too upright. Doesn't really disrupt and gets locked up with blockers too much. I'm not saying he couldn't be good one day but he's not worth more than a 3rd IMO
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:37 AM   #15
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Wasn't T.J. a fullback for all but this past year? Or did he convert to DE the year before? I never heard squat about him playing defense until late this past year, and it caught me off guard. LSU played them in game 1, and I guess I was too busy being annoyed at the inability to execute the forward pass, to notice that Watt was playing defense. I don't remember hearing his name.

That was an awful quick transition, to not only switch positions, but be successful that early. I wonder what took the Badgers so long to decide that maybe defense is in the Watt's blood. I'd take him in the second round without much of a problem. Not all families produce multiple star athletes, but these Watt dude's seem like they are cut out of a very similar mold, and that's hard to pass on.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:49 AM   #16
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Out of curiosity, I looked up Watt's college stats, and he apparently switched to defense during his redshirt sophomore season. So it was technically his third year before he started, and it says he was playing tight end, though I remember him playing fullback. Either way, it was still a pretty quick transition, with rather instant success. That tells me he's on a pretty good trajectory. He'll no doubt have some kinks to work out, but that's ok for a second rounder and beyond, if the Saints should select him.
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If he's even half as good as his brother, he'll be twice as good as what we currently have.
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I think he is getting a lot of hype because of his last name...
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Re: Saints have workout scheduled with Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt: report

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I think he is getting a lot of hype because of his last name...
Check his stats the last two years (his only years playing defense). It's nothing to do with his brother.
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The only thing I say he has in common in with his brother right now is the attitude they play the game with.
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