The Watt family is freakishly athletic, to say the least. Two of the three brothers are already in the NFL and the youngest brother, T.J., is a top linebacker prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft.
We had the opportunity to catch up with T.J. as he was training for the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, and we asked him, “Who is the best athlete in the Watt family?”
He chuckled and responded, “I’ll take that one. You got to take that one. I’m sure they’ll say otherwise, but I think I’m the best overall athlete.”
Your first thought is probably, “J.J is a beast! How can T.J. possibly be a better athlete?”
No doubt J.J. (whose effort at the the 2011 Combine led to his being drafted No. 11 overall) is a force to be reckoned with and one of the best athletes in the NFL. But T.J. is no slouch, and he proved that with an impressive showing at the Combine. Here’s a comparison of the two brothers (Note: Derek Watt didn’t participate in the Combine, so we didn’t include him).
J.J., who has about 40 pounds on T.J., dominated the Bench Press and posted ridiculous Vertical Jump, Broad Jump and speed times considering he weighed 290 pounds. But T.J. had remarkable speed times across the board and was the top-ranked linebacker in every test except the 40-Yard Dash and Bench Press.
Did T.J. perform well enough to prove he’s a better athlete than J.J.? That’s up for you to decide.