Former Wisconsin Badger J.J. Watt Excited to be a Texan


Former Wisconsin Badger J.J. Watt became the first Big Ten player selected in the 2011 NFL Draft when the Houston Texans picked the defensive end 11th overall.

Radio City Music Hall saw it’s fair share of surprises on Friday evening, but Watt wasn’t one of them. The Texans feel they have one of the best defensive players in the draft and Watt couldn’t be happier to be heading to Houston.

“It’s a great day to be a Texan.  I can’t wait to get down to Houston and start getting to work,” said Watt. “At the end of the day, I was waiting for a phone call and was extremely excited when it came from Houston.”

By: Nick Grays

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NFL Draft Combine Stock Report: More Winners

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In the words of DJ Khaled, in the now most overplayed song in all sports venues….”All I do is win, win, win.” And it applies to these three NFL Draft prospects.

Bad news surrounds everything NFL these days. It appears a deal will not be reached any time soon. But they extended the negotiating deadline another week. And there’s always a bull market somewhere. And good news for all you home-gamers is…the NFL Draft is right around the corner, and the combine just concluded.

We updated out second round mock a couple days ago. And a new update for both rounds will be here by Monday.

In the meantime, this is the first of two lightning rounds of winners and two more of losers from Indy.

By Paul M. Banks

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Badgers J.J. Watt Declares for NFL Draft


Prior to the Badgers’ 31-18 win over the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, not many outside of Madison were aware of the name J.J. Watt.

Now, just ask the Buckeyes’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor and he can tell you all about him.

Soon the NFL Draft will as well. Watt tweeted minutes ago that he’s entering the NFL Draft; and the Twitterverse blew up. Want to learn more about the former walk-on who went on to win the Lott Impact Trophy?

Here’s Nick Grays profile feature we recently did on him:

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Nick Toon 99% Positive He’s Returning to Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Badgers junior wide receiver Nick Toon has aspirations of playing in the NFL just like his father Al did with the New York Jets from 1985-1992.  It appears the younger Toon will put his dream on hold and return to UW for his senior season.

By: David Kay
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