J.J. Watt Scouting Report

J.J. Watt

Height: 6’5
Weight: 290
College: Wisconsin
40 Time: 4.76
Class: Junior
Projected: 1st Round


2010 – 61 tackles, 20.5 TFL, 7.0 sacks
2009 – 44 tackles, 15.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks


J.J. Watt has seen his stock soar and he is now a potential Top 15 pick. He’s a terrific athlete with great size. He hasn’t been playing DE for long but he already has a wide variety of moves and his non-stop motor will only help him at the next level. He’s strong and good at penetrating and making stops in the back field. He would fit well in a 3-4 scheme where he can rush up field. He still has to work on playing with better leverage and his overall technique. This is obviously gonna be the case since he doesn’t have much experience, but with his work ethic he should be able to overcome these issues.

Scouting Report:


– Great size and bulk with long arms
– Terrific athlete, blew up the combine
– Very productive
– Has a very quick first step
– Looks good rushing the passer
– Has a nice swim and inside move
– Flashes a wide variety of pass-rush moves
– Can be very disruptive when he times the snap count
– Does a great job of getting his hands up to deflect passes
– Great strength
– Holds up well at the point of attack
– Gets good penetration
– Very violent inside
– Recognizes plays well
– Great tackler
– Plays with a non-stop motor
– Scheme versatile, 4-3/3-4 DE
– High character player


– Inexperienced, former TE
– Hand usage could improve
– Has to continue to work on refining his pass-rush moves
– Plays with poor leverage at times and can be driven back
– Struggles to split double teams
– Doesn’t have great edge speed
– Lacks good flexibility in his hips to be a lethal pass-rusher
– Potential would be limited in a 4-3
– Won’t ever put up high sack numbers

1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 4.0
Quickness: 4.0
Pass Rush: 3.5
Point Of Attack: 3.5
Recognition: 3.5
Motor: 4.5
Pro Potential: 4.0


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