Cam Sutton goes to Steelers in third round of NFL Draft

TJ Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big brother

He shows the same determination and downhill running proficiency as predecessors DeAngelo Williams and Jerome Bettis.

The Badgers converted Watt from a tight end to an outside linebacker and the junior broke out last season for Wisconsin as a second-team All American linebacker. Watt can develop into an eventual replacement for James Harrison. No one can predict the future, but it remains to be seen if T.J. Watt has enough "juice" to be the light at the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense and their defensive secondary tunnel in 2017. The Steelers could do and have done much worse, but Peterman and Kaaya were still unchosen by round five, when they selected another unknown corner, Brian Allen out of Utah.

Conner says he's now back at 100 percent and he even sent a letter to all 32 National Football League teams declaring his clean bill of health.

Watt felt from that point on he was a fit for the Steelers.

Watt had a solid workout at the combine, and based on various scouting reports, will suite the Steelers 3-4 defense better than any other team's 4-3 defense.

It was July 2015 and Watt, then a redshirt freshman, was recovering from a torn medial patellofemoral ligament for the second time in less than two years but was preparing for the Badgers to open fall camp. He tweeted that he loves "to prove haters wrong", and he seems to approach the game with equal parts humility and hustle, likening him to an Arthur Moats.

The Steelers made certain of that by selecting Pitt's record-breaking running back in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday evening. Still, it is somewhat surprising the team chose to address their receiving situation before selecting a cornerback.

Conner will be Le'Veon Bell's backup immediately, but he does lack the explosive, big-play ability that other backs could have offered.

Congrats to Conner as his story now comes full circle. The 60 points put up in the AFC title game looks great until the Steelers score 84 in the Super Bowl. As was the case in Cleveland, if Dobbs ever gets a rudder on his inconsistent but considerable talent, the Steelers just found their worthy successor to Ben Roethlisberger.

Oh sure, he can speed past an offensive tackle and split double teams just like another former Wisconsin star with the same last name and similar skillset as a pass rusher.

The Steelers also selected Louisville long snapper Colin Holba in the sixth round. And Greg Warren? Really? Wide receiver could be an option on Day 3, but this team has much more immediate needs at CB, TE, S, ILB and yes, even QB.

Watt Will the Steelers Address Next?

He tallied 11½ sacks last season at Wisconsin but may need a little bit of time to adjust to the Steelers' scheme.



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