J.J. Watt Scouting Report
J.J. Watt
J.J. Watt - Wisconsin (HT: 6-5⅜ - WT: 290)
Combine 40: 4.84 - Position Rank: 5 of 55

Positives: Good size... Solid pass rusher... Good length and long arms... Uses his hands extremely well... Good quickness... Solid initial burst... Good bend at the corner... Penetrates... Good strength... Very solid power... Good bull rush... Solid rip move... Reasonably good flexibility and body control... Can slide through gaps... Good strength at the point of attack... Can jar blockers and knock them off their feet... Bats down a lot of passes... Plays the run well... Can shed reasonably well... Makes plays in the backfield... Can occupy double teams... Has the strength to anchor on the edge... Chases the action... Relentless... Competitive... Gives a good effort... Hard worker... Good motor... Mean streak... Has experience at end and tackle in a four-man front... Great special teams player... Has blocked four kicks in 26 career games... Has not missed a game at Wisconsin... Could get some reps as a tight end in goal line packages... High floor... Finished in the top four among defensive linemen in the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle at the combine... Good character, formed his own charity to benefit local elementary and middle schools that lack funding... Selected All-Big Ten first team for the 2010 season... Schematic versatility and as a five-technique reminds me of Aaron Smith.

Negatives: Can misread plays... Needs to keep contain, will sometimes over-pursue on run plays... Does not have a lot of experience at defensive end, former tight end at Central Michigan.

  105 74 31 36 11½ 3 1 4 0
2009 Wisconsin   44 32 12 15½ 0 0 1 0
2010 Wisconsin   61 42 19 20½ 7 3 1 3 0

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