If the Buffalo Bills haven’t showed you their intent on drafting a defensive playmaker yet, they certainly have changed your opinion on Wednesday.
The Bills used two more of their pre-draft visits on projected first round defensive ends when Clemson’s Da’quan Bowers and Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt made an appearance at One Bills Drive today.
Team GM Buddy Nix and various Bills scouts attended Bowers’ pro day last week at Clemson, which was the first chance for teams to get a look at Bowers post-surgery. It is likely that the Bills wanted another chance to take a look at the knee of Bowers before draft day.
Watt is quite the athlete for his size, probably better fit for a 3-4 defensive scheme. He measures in at 6’5” and 290 pounds, that size combined with very good combine numbers, 4.81 40-yard dash and a 37” vertical jump (first among defensive ends), makes him a mid-first round pick. Though, he mostly uses his size and strength as opposed to his speed as his main weapon when rushing the passer.
The Wisconsin Badger led his team in tackles for loss, sacks, hurries, forced fumbles, and blocked kicks, en route to being named All-Big Ten first-team and an AP second-team All-American in 2010.
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