Steelers select TJ Watt with 30th pick

In order for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense to help pave the road to the team's seventh Lombardi trophy, Pittsburgh's defensive line must perpetually attack and harass offensive lines as well as all opposing quarterbacks in order for the defensive secondary to relax and play with reckless abandon. In fact, I interviewed him on the radio just hours before the draft began.

Regardless of the number of comparisons between the two Watt boys, J.J. stated earlier this offseason how he feels his brother is further along at this stage of his career than he was entering the draft.

Thus T.J. Watt comes to Pittsburgh with room to grow, considering that he made his switch in 2015 and only became a starter a year ago.

Watt and the Steelers will actually face J.J. Watt and the Texans come Christmas Day. When T.J. Watt was selected, both of his brothers shared their joy online. Obviously the Steelers think so. Watt, who just happens to be the brother of Texans' star J.J. He watched brother J.J. go from a walk-on at Wisconsin to becoming one of the NFL's top defensive ends.

Watt publicly declared for the draft on January 3, a day after Wisconsin's 24-16 win over Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl.

"This is not a story about sentiment", Saxon said. "Any way they want to use me, they can use me". I wouldn't be shocked if he tries to outdo everything that his family has done to this point. "It's going to be tough for guys to throw that over his head". This kid isn't going to say a heck of a lot. He's rushed for 1,250 yards over the past two seasons and has been invaluable starting for Le'Veon Bell. He is also capable of breaking tackles due to his strength and has shown some ability in the passing game so he could be a different option for the Steelers when they get to the red zone. The young player displayed spectacular talent against Purdue and recorded an interception and a defensive touchdown during the Badgers' week 12 game against the Boilermaker Special.

The following season was much different. They got Ryan Shazier, an athletic inside linebacker from Ohio State, in 2014. That included a insane, 17-yard pick-six interception return for a touchdown against Purdue in November. "All he does is make plays".

"There's no question about his versatility relative to the position", said Tomlin. He's a war daddy, and Pittsburgh can play him inside or outside for years. My pre-draft comparison for him was ex-Browns thumper Kevin Mack, though Connor has quicker feet. He figures to serve as a complement to the Steelers' top back, Le'Veon Bell, who averaged almost 30 carries per game last season.

Conner has enjoyed remarkable success while overcoming severe, complicated challenges.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: "I like the pick". Of course, we visited with him at the Combine. Nonetheless, while most assumed J.J. "That is why I can't wait to come to Pittsburgh and be my own person".

Thanks to their okay draft, the Steelers remain playoff contenders every year, but don't have enough to get past the Patriots in the AFC. Bad! "Pittsburgh has gone after workout warriors in the past, so maybe this change in approach will land them the pass rusher they've been searching for". It's still insane to say it.

Like Timmons, who he replaces, Williams is better at stopping the run then chasing slot receivers or faster tight ends in coverage.

"I honestly did not have a favorite team coming into this whole process", he said.

Perhaps for the last time.

"I learned so much from J.J. and have been able to translate that to myself", Watt said. "And that's why I can not wait to get to Pittsburgh and become my own person".