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Houston Texans Select JJ Watt With 11th Overall Pick

With the 11th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans - your Houston Texans - selected Wisconsin defensive end JJ Watt.

I said, in my final mock draft, that I considered Watt but chose Cameron Jordan over that because of the scheme fit. First, I am absolutely giddy that Robert Quinn wasn't the pick. It tells me that Quinn's brain tumor must be a huge cause for concern if Cleveland, San Francisco, Washington, and Houston passed on him.

As for Watt, he's the best 3-4 defensive end in this draft. Roughly the same size as Mario Williams, JJ Watt brings athleticism and a motor to Houston. He was a disruptive player for the Badgers against both the pass and run. I said during the pre-draft season that he reminded me of Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Smith. I think the Texans got a really good player at a position which they needed a third guy - especially if Mario Williams can't stay healthy. Not the best pick (I would have taken Prince Amukamara), but it's still better than taking Quinn or someone else with high bust potential.

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