Texans Search For Defensive Aid; Find Explosive Watt At 11

High Voltage Energy And Intensity

Here’s the dish on J.J. Watt’s strengths and weaknesses:

  • Terrific size and long arms
  • Relentless pass rusher
  • Quick off line
  • Good athlete – former tight end
  • Strong run defender
  • Scheme and position versatility
  • High character leader with outstanding work ethic
  • Plenty of upside
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  • Still developing
  • Inexperience hurts his instincts
  • Has to develop pass-rushing moves
  • Tackling skills need improvement
  • Due to height needs to be cognizant of playing high
  • Summary: J.J. Watt can help a team in a lot of ways. He can play different spots across the line, help on special teams blocking kicks and even do a Mike Vrabel impression as a receiving tight end. In his primary role on defense he can be a dominating presence as a five-technique defensive end in a 3-4. On the downside, while his ascension to top prospect is impressive, he was a Central Michigan tight end not that long ago. He is very much a work in progress.

    Russ’ Take: Year after year the Texans are always missing defense.  Combine Watt with “Super Mario” and you have a stellar combination.  Watt has the killer instinct and goes for the blood like Sylvester Stallone in Rambo.


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