How J.J. Watt went from the middle of the first round to the greatest season ever

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J.J. Watt was an outstanding prospect coming out of Wisconsin before the 2011 draft, but he was not Jadeveon Clowney. He was never in any danger of being selected first overall and as a matter of fact, he wasn't even the first defensive end off the board (Marcell Dareus went third overall and Watt went 11th). So how does that kind of player turn in the most dominant season ever seen on the defensive line two years later? Watt's teammates explain why he's so difficult to block.