2011 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Select Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt at No. 11

By Dan Parzych

With the 11th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt–who is considered one of the most talented players at his position in this year’s class.

After finishing 6-10 last season, it was obvious the Texans needed to focus on their defense–which ranked 30th overall in 2010–in this year’s draft. Watt seems to be the type of player that just gets better each season and has been praised for his ability as a defender against the run.

Many expected Houston to emerge on top of the AFC South last season–but that was obviously far from the case. The offense is already loaded with talent–so the selection of Watt was a wise move for the Texans in the first round.

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