T.J. Watt – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

T.J. Watt



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB Wisconsin 42 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'4 243 4.76 6'4 252 33 1/8 11

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.69 37 10'8 21 6.79 4.13


Watt had a good career for only playing in 25 career games at Wisconsin, where he had 63 tackles, 16.5 for loss, and 9.5 sacks. He has great size, he is a hard hitter, he is also a sure fire tackler, he also gets good pressure on the quarterback, along with being a defensive play maker, and being a disruptive defender. He has had injury concerns in the past, and does not have elite pass rusher speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, Watt should be picked somewhere between the later part of round one, and somewhere early on day 2 when it is all said and done.


Has great size

A sure fire tackler

A solid tackler

A hard hitter

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Has a non stop motor

Is a defensive play maker

A disruptive defender

Gets good pressure on the QB

Had decent sack numbers for the limited amount of games played

Had a good number of tackles for loss in only 25 career games


Has had injury concerns in the past

Does not have elite pass rusher speed but that not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 25

Tackles: 63

Tackles For Loss: 14.5

Sacks: 9.5

Interceptions: 1

Pass Breakups: 7