Possible Patriots: Draft Prospect DE J.J. Watt

February 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots have two picks in the first round of the NFL draft at 17th and 28th. The Patriots' biggest need is improvement to their pass rush, and it's expected that New England will address that need in a big way during this year's draft. 
As of right now, many mock drafts have the Patriots selecting Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt.
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 292 pounds
Position: Defensive end
 Current Projection: Mid-first round
Strengths: Watt has NFL-ready size and is expected to be an impact player his rookie year. He can succeed in both the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses. However, many experts have Watt playing in a 3-4 defense such as New England. 
Watt is an extremely tough linebacker that's physical and is aggressive. 
During his years at Wisconsin, he's gradually been putting on weight and muscle. Watt has exceptional strength, and carries his weight well—he's quick for his size. 
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