Gregg Williams is known for taking unique players and complementing their strengths with packages built around them. While much of the defense is going to most likely be built around Myles Garrett, some third-down packages featuring T.J. Watt would be attractive. The fact that he could play a few different positions at the next level makes Watt an intriguing option.
If the Browns were to consider taking Watt, they would be best served to keep him in a hybrid role. The defensive ends room is crowded with young talent. In the outside linebackers room, however, it is a bit more open. The potential is there for a scenario where Watt would be used in both positions. He could rotate in at end on base downs, moving to outside backer only in third-down situations. All the while using his great motor to earn his keep on special teams.
Projected possibly late first but more likely early second round, Watt is in a range where it is feasible for the Browns to take him. Cleveland has the first pick in the second round at No. 33 and the 19th pick of that round at No. 52. Contingent upon what happens with their second pick of the first round, T.J. Watt may be a sound option with either of these picks.
Normally sibling bias is a bad thing. Assuming a player will be great because his older brother is foolish. But when your older brother is the best pass rusher in football and plays the same position, that’s a different story.