J. J. Watt DL HOU Aug 01 '112 Comments
As expected, the Titans immediately installed No. 11 overall pick J.J. Watt as the starting left defensive end to open training camp.
The Texans do this with their first-rounder ever year, and they've enjoyed success with the approach for the most part. Watt made an immediate impression on teammates and onlookers, batting down two balls in a drill. "If today's any indication, he's going to be just fine," said coach Gary Kubiak.
J. J. Watt DL HOU Jul 31 '11
Texans signed No. 11 overall pick DE J.J. Watt to a four-year, $11.23 million contract.
Watt will play the five-technique left end opposite Antonio Smith with Mario Williams moving to outside linebacker. Explosive and athletic, the 6'6/290 Watt tallied 36.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, and 14 pass breakups in two years at Wisconsin. The Texans are up-and-coming defense with Wade Phillips calling the shots.