Pittsburgh Steelers use 30th pick on linebacker TJWatt

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"I've only played defense for 18 months", Watt said at UW's Pro Day in March. Which you look for especially at the end of the first round, where you usually look for upside and value. "This might take a bit, but Watt could be very good in a few years and from Day 1 he'll impact the special teams units".

"My parents were just real big on school", said Allen, who took 22 credits in his final semester.

Like his brother J.J., a three-time National Football League defensive player of the year for the Houston Texans, T.J.is a converted tight end who switched to defense in the middle of his college career. T.J. caps his rookie year in this year's AFC title game by sacking Tom Brady five times, once hitting him so hard that a foggy Brady admits in the postgame press conference that he has cheated during every game of his career. I was able to ask Jake Kocorowski and Owen Riese of Bucky's 5th Quarter, SB Nation's Wisconsin blog, a series of questions to get a feel for the newest member of the black and gold. T.J. said that being on the same field as his brother in shoulder pads will be weird. He may not be the quickest but his relentlessness and willingness to play to the whistle will make him hard to keep away from a quarterback or running back should they stay behind the offensive line for too long.

"I told [49ers General Manager] John Lynch that it was too late". I also expect him to win that job and become a fan favorite regardless of his playing time in 2017. "On one of our trips on the pro days, Coach Tomlin and I spent a night with T.J. He continued to impress". And I think that we can attempt to draw some correlation between what the team has done so far this offseason and Rooney's comment about wanting to work on the red-zone offense. Sutton played primarily as a cover corner in college, which should benefit the Steelers, who lack man-to-man defenders in the secondary.

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"I just felt in my gut they were going to pick him", Lucas said. While all the signs are that Dobbs, a quarterback with a big arm, can be the successor to Roethlisberger, his selection makes the Steelers' decision to offer backup Landry Jones a two-year contract in the offseason all the more puzzling.

During his sophomore campaign, Conner claimed the ACC Player of the Year award while setting the Pitt record for rushing touchdowns in a season with 26.

TJ Watt is joining older brothers J.J. and Derek in the NFL. "Doing all the little things like getting the right amount of sleep, hydration, just treating myself like a professional athlete while I was still in college. And that's why I can not wait to get to Pittsburgh and become my own person".