The Rise of JJ Watt Continues

Updated: October 25, 2010

Just a week ago many people in the draft community were excited over the play of Wisconsin’s Junior DE JJ Watt in their win over Ohio State.  Watt was virtually unblockable in that game and constantly pressured Terrelle Pryor throughout the contest.

Many people began to say JJ Watt could be a first rounder off that game alone, and Watt even began to pop up in the first round on a couple mocks here on MDHQ.  Though it seemed like hype to begin, Watt’s continuing to dominate Big Ten competition.

Against the Iowa Hawkeyes Watt’s nonstop motor once again became a focal point of the opposition’s pass protection.  And again, there was little they could do to outright block the man.  Watt for the second week in a row ended the game with a QB pressure.

Will Watt end up in the first round? A week ago it seemed like all hype.  But if he continues to play at this pace, there will be no denying that NFL scouts will be salivating should JJ decide to enter the pros early.