2011 NFL Mock Draft: J.J. Watt Projected To Patriots At No. 17; BC's Anthony Castonzo To Giants

J.J. Watt is projected to be the New England Patriots draft pick with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, according to the latest SB Nation mock draft

Watt, a sophomore from Wisconsin, has 106 career tackles, two forced fumble and one interception. In 2010, Watt recorded a career-high 62 tackles (43 solo) and had both forced fumbles and one interception.

Brian Galliford of SB Nation writes that Watt would be a perfect fit for Bill Belichick's young defense.

17. New England Patriots: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin. Bill Belichick has been gradually injecting youth to his defense over the past few years; adding the guy Mike Mayock calls the best five-technique end he's ever scouted seems like a good way to continue that process.

As for Boston College offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo, the mock draft from SB Nation has him slated to go No. 19 overall to the New York Giants, who have an aging front line.

19. New York Giants: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College. The Giants are aging up front, Castonzo's draft stock has consistently risen all off-season, and the Tom Coughlin connection makes this a logical choice.

New York has drafted several Boston College graduated in the past, including standout defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka. Former Eagles defensive back Will Blackmon and offensive lineman Chris Snee also play for the Giants.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.