FanSided has J.J. Watt as top defensive player


Sep 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) yells at Buffalo Bills guard Cyril Richardson (68) during the game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

In their weekly power rankings for defensive players, the main page at has Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt as their top defensive player after four games this season.

In the article by Lyle Graverson, it says of Watt:

"“If I were to do a list of the best players in the NFL regardless of position I would probably put Watt at the top of that list too. Watt’s PFF grade is an unbelievable +24.1. That would be an impressive score for an entire 16 game season, let alone for FOUR GAMES. He has 16 QB hits on the season, which is higher than any defensive player.”"

That’s high praise, and I will have to agree, as of right now Watt is the best defensive player in the entire NFL.

This season for Watt, he has 15 combined tackles (nine solo) and two sacks. Not to mention his 79-yard interception for a touchdown last weekend against the Buffalo Bills.

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Watt also has an offensive touchdown reception this year.

There is no other player in the NFL that plays as hard as Watt on every single play he is on the field.

He’s proven that each year he’s being in the league, and with this just being year No. 4 for him, he could be on his way to a second NFL Defensive Player of the Year award if he keeps up this style of play all season long.

Watt is the MUST WATCH player on the Texans, and as the year continues, I believe he’ll even play better than he already is … if that is possible.