Two Wisconsin natives chosen in Round 1 of NFL Draft

Detroit Lions 2017 NFL Draft prospect: Wisconsin LB T.J. Watt

The opening round of the 2017 NFL Draft is now history and the Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen and anointed T.J.Watt, a linebacker from Wisconsin, as their first pick. J.J. Watt had transferred to Wisconsin from Central Michigan, where he was briefly part of the same receiving corps as Brown. Despite that fact the he will most likely be back for next season, he has shown that he is considering retirement after the end of every season.

After months of waiting and excitements, one of the biggest events in American football is almost upon us - the 2017 NFL draft - where superstar players all started prior to entering the league.

"I'll do anything possible to bring the Steelers back to the Super Bowl, special teams, be a role player", Schuster-Smith said.

The Steelers drafted Watt, the younger brother of Texans end J.J (and Chargers fullback Derek), with the 30th pick in the National Football League draft.

Many games will be won with that lineup behind a stout offensive line.

They wanted to get an outside linebacker to eventually replace James Harrison, who turns 39 this week. To learn more about the player, here are some details from our T.J. Watt wiki! But selecting a prospect player late this year's draft process should not be a setback; this is a deep draft class and numerous Pittsburgh Steelers' positional needs shingle with some of 2017 NFL Draft class' biggest talents.

Watt picked things up so quickly that the defense was able to use him as a reserve outside linebacker as well as an interior rusher in a nickel package, giving the Badgers another athletic pass rusher.

What doesn't need improving upon is his phenomenal work ethic, which likely comes as the result of having two older brothers now playing in the NFL.

Watt is the younger brother of Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (a three-time Defensive Player of the Year) and Los Angeles Chargers FB Derek Watt, but both Tomlin and Colbert said T.J. Watt didn't mention his brothers unless someone else brought them up.

"Look over my brother, make sure to haze him a little extra for me", Watt told ESPN on Friday about his exchange with Brown. He can make some moves and has natural abilities that didn't necessarily come as easily as it comes to me. "He's a game-changer. That's how I want to be viewed". T.J. said that being on the same field as his brother in shoulder pads will be weird.

T.J. Watt embraces any talk of potential similarities.

"I think intangibles are always something that are sought", said longtime Dallas Cowboys player personnel executive and now NFL Network analyst Gil Brandt.



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