After T.J. was taken with the 30th overall pick in Thursday night's draft, J.J. tweeted to his brother about Pittsburgh's December 25 game at Houston.
TJ Watt is joining older brothers J.J. and Derek in the NFL.
In terms of size and style, the one National Football League player used as a comparison for T.J. Watt most often is Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers, not J.J. Watt.
Just before he went to the combine in Indianapolis, Conner got word that his most recent scan was clean and he continues to be cancer-free.
Conner famously overcame cancer a year ago, returning to the football field with the Panthers last year to rush for more than 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Mark Maske, The Washington Post: "Grade B. There is a pretty good record of guys named Watt from Wisconsin being able to succeed in the NFL". "The way he attacks the ball-carrier, I think he can help Coach (Danny) Smith's (special teams) room and the special teams", Lake said.
Watt started just one season at Wisconsin but made it count, picking up 11 1/2 sacks for the Badgers. He said the team expects a natural growth and sees no reason why Watt can't contribute and be a "significant" player.
"It's always exciting to get that first pick, and T.J. Watt is someone we've had our eyes on, really, since early fall", Colbert said. It was then that Chryst, in his first spring as head coach, approached Watt about moving across the line of scrimmage. That happened as Conner was used in the passing game much more than ever before.
Football: Ramczyk, Watt headline Badgers 2017 NFL Draft classWith the 2017 NFL Draft fast approaching April 28, ESPN's foremost NFL draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr., chimed in on Read... He was a three-star prospect and the just the 49th best player in the state of Georgia when he signed with the Vols out of Jonesboro High School. T.J. arrived in Pittsburgh this afternoon, and addressed the media, wanting to make it clear that this career is his own. "I think those are the questions we wind up asking". "It's not about J.J., it's not about Derek ... this is about T.J. and what he can do".
J.J. Watt said he texted his college teammate Antonio Brown to "look over" his younger brother T.J. Watt and also "haze him a little extra for me", according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
T.J. said that being on the same field as his brother in shoulder pads will be weird.
The two brothers will have a chance to get together for the holidays as the Texans host the Steelers on Christmas Day. "I've only played defense for 18 or 20 months". That's the big selling point here.