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Steelers Select OLB T.J. Watt In The First Round Of The 2017 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Wisconsin outside linebacker T.J. Watt with the 30th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Watt, who measured in at 6044, 252-pounds at the combine, registered 71 total tackles and 11.5 sacks at Wisconsin as a one-year starter.

Watt converted from tight end and made the switch to defense in 2015 and became a starter in 2016. He is the younger brother of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert attended the Wisconsin pro day this year.

COMBINE 40-YD: 4.69 | 10-YD: 1.59 | 20-YD: 2.71 | BP: 21 | VJ: 37 | BJ: 10’08” | SS: 4.13 | LS: 11.20 | 3C: 6.79

Watt’s combine numbers resulted in a SPARQ score of 142.0.

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