TJ Watt drafted by the Steelers

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The two Super Bowl-winning, retired Steelers tailbacks came to the stage in Philadelphia as the Steelers made their pick (linebacker T.J. Watt), and paid fitting tribute to Rooney, a member of the Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport and lifelong figure within the Steelers' organization.

The younger brother of Texans superstar J.J. Watt, T.J. declared for the draft after a redshirt junior season in which he received All-Big Ten honors and was named second team All-American. We are the only station in Milwaukee to provide the latest news, weather and sports on the device.

I like the pick.

Though J.J. Watt is one of the league's biggest stars - and a three-time defensive player of the year - the Steelers stressed T.J.'s family ties to the league weren't a factor. "I can not wait to get under the tutelage of him in that locker room". He's himself. He's his own man and he's going to try to make his own mark. He seems to be that kind of guy.

Unlike Jarvis Jones, Pittsburgh's failed first-round pick from four years ago, Watt will have the luxury of working with James Harrison as a rookie.

Watt is the fourth linebacker the Steelers have selected in the first round in the past five years. Last year, they took a cornerback, Artie Burns, in the first round.

Colbert said the Steelers visited with Watt at the scouting combine and that he and head coach Mike Tomlin spent a night with Watt when they went to his pro day. "Yes, he's inexperienced, but at the same time, we saw some things that were exciting, his hand usage, in particular, for a guy with his short resume at position, was exciting".

The Steelers still have seven more picks left in the draft, which will air on Friday and Saturday.

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