J.J. Watt roars up the Big Board

February, 16, 2011
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Mel Kiper has rocked the football world today with his revised Big Board Insider and second mock draft. You need to be an ESPN Insider to gaze upon his entire Big Board, but I'll tell you that the Wisconsin defensive end has made a huge move on Kiper's board. He moved up nine spots from No. 21 to No. 12.

Watt had been going to the Dallas Cowboys at No. 9 in some mock drafts, but Kiper's 2.0 has the DE going sixth to the Cleveland Browns. I'm told that Watt had an excellent game in the Rose Bowl against TCU in a losing effort. I've actually talked to a couple of AFC scouts who believe Watt would fit best as a DE in a 3-4 scheme. I think we'll continue to see Watt receive rave reviews, although I'm not sure what he'll do at the combine.

He's not an elite athlete, but he's a relentless player who has been very productive. Not really much downside with this guy.

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