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Old 04-14-2017, 02:51 AM   #1
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Saints have workout scheduled with Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt: report

Saints have workout scheduled with Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt: report

By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on April 12, 2017 at 5:37 PM, updated April 12, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Add another edge rusher to the list of draft prospects who have piqued the interest of the New Orleans Saints.

Former Wisconsin standout T.J. Watt, a likely second-round pick, told NFL.com he has a workout scheduled with the Saints this week, among other teams.

Watt, of course, is the younger brother of Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, but he's entering the NFL with plenty of credentials. The 6-foot-4, 252-pound T.J. Watt had 11.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and an interception for the Badgers in 2016.

The Saints have closely monitored many of the top defensive end prospects thus far in the draft, including Tennessee's Derek Barnett, Michigan's Taco Charlton, UCLA's Takk McKinley, Kansas State's Jordan Willis, Ohio's Tarell Basham and others.

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DE with the skill set to drop into coverage is rare to have and would fill a huge need for DA desire to mix things up. Sure he will have to bulk up a bit but he plays with an insane intensity that is hard to find, Just love the attitude he plays with. He is like his brother in that regards. None stop and out to humiliate anyone one in front of him. That is a trait you can not coach. He's going to keep getting better and I like him better as a 43 DE than an OLB. But the ability to add depth at OLB and ILB is a huge plus for a team building a defense. Has more upside than most DE that will get picked ahead of him.

OJ at 11 and TJ at 32 would be a nice start to the draft for me.

T.J. Watt to DE is a pick I can not shake at 32 for one of my favorite "reach" picks. He is the reason I do not feel such love for the middle of the pack DE that will go ahead of him. He also is the reason I am willing to trade down if an elite talent does not fall into our laps at 11. I would reach on him in the 20s because their is a bunch of teams at the bottom of the draft that could take him. If he ends up in Atlanta i will be in the market for a new TV before we pick at 32. So trading down from 11 and back up to 25 or 26 from 32 would work for me

Trading down and settling for Marlon Humphrey then trading up and assuring T.J. Watt would work for me too. Nothing wrong with solid a solid floor and sky is the limit ceilings when building a defense. Go for broke and roll the dice.
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If he is anywhere close to his older brother, we should do this if he is available.
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Saints have workout scheduled with Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt: report

By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on April 12, 2017 at 5:37 PM, updated April 12, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Add another edge rusher to the list of draft prospects who have piqued the interest of the New Orleans Saints.

Former Wisconsin standout T.J. Watt, a likely second-round pick, told NFL.com he has a workout scheduled with the Saints this week, among other teams.


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If he ends up in Atlanta i will be in the market for a new TV before we pick at 32..
Now that's funny right there Hagan.
I don't think there's enough TV's on the planet if that were to happen.
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Wouldn't mind seeing this guy in a Saints uni. Not sure about him going in the second. I think there might be some teams that would commit a late first round pick to get him. It wouldn't surprise me.
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From what I gather and read, T.J. loves football (he will probably want to get better at his craft). High motor, relentless and highly productive. Tough as a $2 steak.

#32? ... to be continued.
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If he could be half as great, as his brother.
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From what I gather and read, T.J. loves football (he will probably want to get better at his craft). High motor, relentless and highly productive. Tough as a $2 steak.

#32? ... to be continued.
It'll be interesting to see if he's still there at 32.
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If he is anywhere close to his older brother, we should do this if he is available.
Thats the problem, he is no where close to his brother. He is avg at best. And I am so sick of hearing about OJ Howard as well If we go Howard at 11 ima be pissed. TE is not a need and Watt would be a waste if drafted before rd 4. Rotational guy at best. We need Thomas, Taco, Hooker, Lattimore or Adams at 11.
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Not at 32 I wouldn't, I don't think the Saints will either. "Pass Rusher" I'm not sold there's only one Watt I want and that's JJ...Oh he's not available...Oh ok..
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