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Last season, Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt established himself as the best defender in the NFL today, winning the AP’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and earning the awesome nickname “J.J. Swatt” for his uncanny ability to defend passes—despite the fact that he’s a lineman and not a defensive back. The guy finished the season with 20.5 sacks, 23 tackles for a loss, 4 forced fumbles, and 16 passes defended. In a word, he was a monster out there.
So why do I bring all this up now, in the middle of July? Because yesterday a video went up on YouTube that is going to give quarterbacks and offensive coordinators around the NFL nightmares for the rest of the summer. You see, it seems Mr. Swatt has been training really hard this summer. He’s shaved seven pounds off his 2012 playing weight of 295, and apparently now he can perform an absolutely insane 59.5-inch box jump.
That’s five f**king feet! (Sorry about the expletive.)
Take a look:
So just how insane is that? Well, last year we showed you a pretty crazy video of the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo doing an impressive box jump of at least five feet, and maybe even 5’1″ or 5’2″. But Rondo is 6’1″ and 186 pounds. Watt is 6’5″ and 288 pounds.
The man…is…a beast. Woe unto he that does not get this guy in his fantasy football draft (assuming you draft defensive players).
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