2. J.J. Watt
Let me say that when Watt is done, he could easily move up to #1 on this list. In the loaded draft class of 2011, the Texans picked Watt with the #11 pick and he has been all management could have hoped for. The former Wisconsin Badgers defensive lineman, who had converted from tight end at Central Michigan, has become the most dominant defensive linemen of his era and is on his way to being one of the best ever at his position. Not bad for a two star recruit coming out of high school, where he was also a state champion in shotput. He started as a tight end at Central Michigan but left to walk on as a defensive end at Wisconsin, where he played two years. After a solid rookie season with 5.5 sacks, Watt became the dominant force he is today starting in year two. He had the first of his two 20+ sack seasons, the only player in NFL history to do so. He has made four straight Pro Bowls and is the best defensive player in the league right now.