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JJ Watt wins Twitter during 2018 NFL Draft

It would appear that no matter what happens in the rest of his career, the 29-year-old defensive end was a success, reaching four Pro Bowls and is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year.


Kahron Spearman


The 29-year-old Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has made four Pro Bowls and won three-time Defensive Player of the Year awards.

But when he was selected as the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft, many people - fans and pundits - didn't appreciate the pick. And Watt kept the negative words from said fans as motivation and reposted them as a reminder for this year's prospects.

You remember how quickly things can turn in this league. You remember how fragile fame and success is I always remember the fans booing me. I always remember people wondering if I would be good. My whole goal when I saw that for the first time was Im gonna change this citys mind. Im gonna do everything I can to take this city from hating the draft pick to hopefully loving it.

J.J. Watt
Defensive end, Houston Texans

But it's evident that the Texans front office and talent evaluators found something different in the former Wisconsin standout, who was previously a barely-recruited tight end at Western Michigan before transferring to Madison.

Watt's success - along with current draft picks like Browns No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, who was twice a walk-on - shows that it's all a crap shoot. 

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