TJ Watt an absolute no brainer pick looking back at the Pittsburgh Steelers 1st round
With their first pick the Pittsburgh Steelers add a great outside linebacker to their defense in TJ Watt who will eventually take over for James Harrison
TJ Watt was not something I really even considered as the Steelers got into the NFL draft. I was thinking that they were going to take the best offensive weapon available hopefully, a tight end. It would have been what we needed with Martavis Bryant coming back. The Steelers offense would have been downright scary with a David Njoku or an OJ Howard. But when both of them got picked ahead of Pitt, TJ Watt seemed to fall into our laps.
Watt is going to be a scary monster for the Steelers. This might have the second coming of Kevin Greene all over it. A sack machine coming off the end who can cover ok enough running a 4.69 40. The writing could have been on the wall with Joey Porter actually working out Watt during Wisconsin’s pro day.
TJ Watt let the Big Ten with 11.5 sacks with 15.5 tackles for loss. Now he will be thrust in to learn from the great James Harrison and the third year man Bud Dupree. James Harrison being a timeless animal is still 39 years old but what a great outside linebacker to learn the NFL day to day with. If anything we know that Watt will become much stronger being around Harrison. Most likely he is going to be able to take his time in his rookie season while helping to fill in when James needs to rest.
Love the pick and I can’t wait to see him mature into another monster outside lineback with the Steelers. Here are some highlights.