J. Watt fits the Steelers linebacker tradition perfectly

When it comes to Watt, and him being the prized Steelers draft pick, I felt it would be appropriate to reach out to those who covered him when he was a Badger.

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Conner in the third round as the 105th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

T.J. Watt, the first Wisconsin linebacker to be picked in the first round of the NFL Draft, has played on the defensive side of the ball for less than two years.

According to Pro Football Focus, Ramczyk was the top run blocker among tackles in FBS in 2016 while allowing just one sack and eight pressures.

J.J. was tweeting about Christmas because the Texans will actually be hosting the Steelers on Christmas day. "This is a story about a young man that is a very good football player ... and I hope the guys we play against are sentimental". General manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin didn't pick Watt because of anything sentimental. He's only going to learn more under the tutelage of Joey Porter and the Steelers veterans.

The Texans' All-Pro defensive end said he texted Brown - they were teammates at Central Michigan before Watt transferred to Wisconsin - and offered some ideas.

This year, one of the areas that Rooney cited for improvement was the Steelers' red-zone offense. "I think that will be really cool and a weird day for me". He should contribute immediately as a situational pass rusher.

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Boston shot 46 percent for game, but too many times was just one-and-done in the half court. Chicago was also a beast off the boards, out-rebounding the Celtics, 53-36.

Clearly, he is not the finished product, but in a team that prides itself on developing great linebackers, Watt is in a position to only get better under the tutelage of defensive coordinator Keith Butler and former Steeler and now outside linebacker coach, Joey Porter.

Foster said in a news conference Friday that he first received a call from the Saints late Thursday night, with the team informing him of its plan to take him with final selection of the night at the No. 32 slot. "The things that accompany the quarterback position are natural for him".

Enter Watt, who flipped from tight end to defense in 2015, though the transition was slowed after he injured his right knee in spring practice.

Jeremy Fowler, EPSN: "It was no secret the Steelers were looking for pass-rush help". When the team's evaluation came back as a potential first rounder, Watt put his name in the draft.

"I knew schematically it was a great fit for me and that's why I was intrigued by them so much", Watt said.

Conner believed his game tape was "up there with the best of the best", so after seven running backs were drafted before him, he admittedly wondered whether his medical history made some teams hesitant.

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