At T.J.’s in March, he was 6’4 and 252 pounds, with a 33.25-inch arm length and 11-inch hands. He ran a 4.69-second 40 and repped 21 times.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper said:
He did great at the combine. What you expected, Hannah. 6’4.5, 252 pounds. Long arms, huge hands, runs under 4.7. Vertical’s 37 inches, strong kid. Now with his hand on the ground, he Cheap NFL Jerseys can beat that offensive tackle out of his stance in the Big Ten. Had all the numbers, all the productivity you would want. Injury issues as well; medical’s going to be important for T.J. Watt.
I think if that checks out OK, Hannah, the medical part, I think T.J. Watt, because of the combine and the productivity and the pass-rush talent that he shows and the ability to play on his feet in a 3-4, I think T.J. Watt could maybe land in the late first round, no worse than the early to mid-second round.
T.J. had 11.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss for UW in 2016, before he declared for the draft with a year of eligibility remaining. J.J. had seven sacks and 21 TFLs in his junior season, 2010, before he declared for the draft.
What helps this argument is the notion that many teams in the top 10 either don’t need a pass-rusher early on or haven’t historically taken an edge-rusher when near the top of the Cheap Dream Team Jerseys board.
The 49ers, Bears, and Jaguars feel like teams who have invested enough at the edge position over the past couple of years — there’s even an argument that the same can be said of the Browns, who have been frequently tied to Garrett in mocks. Others may feel like they have bigger needs elsewhere — the Titans, Jets, Chargers, and Bills fit the bill here.