Six years ago, when J.J. Watt was going through the NFL draft process, he heard some of the same cliches people are saying about his brother, T.J.
“High motor, student of the game,” Watt joked of the somewhat predictable and overused phrases. “But he is very similar to me. All of those things are true.”
Watt joined the “Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday morning to talk about a handful of topics. And the former Badger, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, spoke about his younger brother for a portion of the interview.
After a breakout season in Madison, T.J. Watt declared for the 2017 NFL Draft and is projected to be a second-round pick by CBS Sports. But he should probably go higher, at least in his brother’s eyes.
T.J. Watt is ahead of where he was entering the NFL, his brother said.
“He’s much better than me at that age. He’s much more refined. He’s got better instincts than I had at that age,” J.J. Watt said.
The elder Watt — who went 11th overall in the 2011 draft — added that he would be thrilled if his Houston Texans selected the linebacker in April, joking that it would be “the best rookie hazing of all time.”
J.J. Watt’s full interview can be found below. His T.J. Watt comments start around the 10-minute mark.