Checking in: the 2011 First-Rounders JJ WATT

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  1. srrono

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    Von Miller is Beasting full list of 1st rounders follow link
    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/10/27/checking-in-the-2011-first-rounders/

    11. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans

    Grade: +4.6 Snaps: 344

    Possibly Interesting Stat: His 18 combined sacks, hits and hurries are the fifth-most of any 3-4 defensive end.

    Observations: Watt and his high motor made an instant impact with a five-pressure game against the Colts, but he has struggled to replicate that performance. Interestingly, the Texans have cut down on his playing time after he played 85% of the Texans’ snaps in the opening three games (he’s down to 68.4% in the last three). The result seems to be more consistent performances, showing up big against Oakland in the run game, and picking up a sack and two pressures against Tennessee
     
  2. El Tejano

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    If they include the batted down passes and blocked FG, then he looks alot better too.
     
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    I guess that flies against my assumption that we haven't seen as much from him since Mario went down.
     
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    Too many snaps on the Dline is bad. Better to play 70% of snaps at 100% than 85% at 85%.
     
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    I thought he had been kind of invisible since the Indianapolis game.
     
  6. eriadoc

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    Steady against the run doesn't get the sort of attention that sacks, hurries, batted balls, and blocked FGs get. This team held McFadden to a very low rushing total, and Watt was a big part of that. And a 3-4 DE doesn't have the luxury of trying to blast into the backfield all the time. They have to hold their ground, seal the edge, and sometimes just be a clog in the running lane.
     
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    demonstrates how difficult it is to grade CB's & project them to next level in whatever scheme/supporting cast.

    QB position will continue to be over drafted.

    OT is about the safest bet to hit a solid starter.

    Why use a first round pick on a RB?

    :kitten:
     
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    LaDanian Tomlinson. Adrian Peterson.
     
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    He's a rookie. Don't forget....

    He plays a dirty work position too. Nobody reffered to LDE as the "superstar" position before the season when they were trying to explain the change or anything about Mario.

    I say he's been good so far, not great but solid. It seems like a few plays a game, here and there he comes up with a play or two. Not dominating anyone though, YET! I think the pick was a good one, all told.
     

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