J.J. Watt fits right into Wade Phillips' Texans 3-4 defense as an end, as he provides the versatility to line inside or outside against an offensive tackle. Scouts rave about The Associated Press second-team All-American’s hands like he's Bruce Lee, after blocking four kicks and countless more throwing lanes as a defensive end at Wisconsin.
The 6-5, 290 lb. Badger doesn’t jump off the snap with incredible speed but missiles through the trenches after launch. Watt collected seven sacks during his senior year and displayed a savvy that could make him the best run-stopper among defensive ends in the class.
“He’s stout at the point (of attack), strong against the run, can free up your linebackers and give you just enough of a push. With his height and his wingspan and his work ethic and his passion, he’ll get into throwing lanes and he’ll sack the quarterback.”
J.J. Watt will add a critical element to the Houston Texans' pass rush. Much was made about their poor secondary, but a player like Watt can make those defensive backs look all the much better when he attacks the quarterback.