Steelers grab Pitt star, cancer survivor James Conner

T.J. Watt celebrating after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Purdue in West Lafayette Ind. Frame to grow int

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Tennessee All-SEC cornerback and All-America return specialist Cameron Sutton on Friday night with the No. 94 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

The elder Watt played one season with Brown at Central Michigan before transferring to Wisconsin. In his first full season as a defensive starter, Watt had 11.5 sacks and earned second-team All-America honors.

The 6-3, 243 pound Watt joins his brothers JJ (Houston Texans) and Derek (San Diego Chargers) in the NFL. He returned last September and rushed for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns (of 20 total) and was everyone's Comeback Player of the Year. But with the 105th selection, they took running back James Conner out of the University of Pittsburgh.

T.J. Watt and the Steelers host the Packers in Week 12.

The Steelers still have four picks left in the conclusion of the NFL Draft, which will air today.

Reuben Foster had to wait until the No. 31 selection to be picked by the San Francisco 49ers in Thursday night's NFL Draft, but the Alabama linebacker said he was nearly a member of the New Orleans Saints. Garrett, a junior and All-American considered the best pass rusher in this crop, is the first Aggie selected No. 1 overall.

There are speculations the Steelers could be drafting a wide receiver this year; there are few sure-handed choices behind Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers, most especially as the Pittsburgh still have no idea whether suspended receiver Martavis Bryant will be reinstated in time for the upcoming season.

Watt Can We Expect From T.J.?

"I told [49ers General Manager] John Lynch that it was too late".

Two Wisconsin Badgers were chosen in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats made the announcement at the draft in Philadelphia.

With the Watt bloodline, the path back from the knee surgeries and the motor he uses to chase plays all over the field, you feel good that he'll work in those areas to become great. "I know a lot of teams were scared, but they gave me the opportunity of a lifetime, and they are going to get a great person and a great football player, and I'll give it my all for them".

Jeremy Fowler, EPSN: "It was no secret the Steelers were looking for pass-rush help".



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