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News: DC.com: Watt's Draft Rise Didn't Come Easily(good read)

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by CCBoy, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Benched

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    Watt's Draft Rise Didn't Come Easily
    Rob Phillips
    DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer


    IRVING, Texas - The NFL Draft is the culmination of what's essentially a four-month job interview, and before that, a lifetime of sweat equity. For some, it's always come relatively easy.

    For J.J. Watt, a certain first-round pick next week, it didn't.

    Four years ago, Watt was a 250-pound tight end at Central Michigan, a two-game starter with eight catches. Hardly on his way to the draft's green room in New York City.

    The Pewaukee native asked his parents if he could transfer back home and walk on at the University of Wisconsin. They agreed, but only had enough money for one year's tuition at Madison. The Badgers' head coach, Bret Bielema, couldn't guarantee a scholarship, saying he'd need to work his way into the "two-deep" on the depth chart. Watt said he'd make it by the following spring...
  2. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Watt should provide some lucky team with an outstanding DE but with the Cowboys' desperate need being what it is at RT, his chances of landing there would seem to me somewhat remote. Of course, anything can (and oftentimes does) happen.

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