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Watt Speaks Out on Being Drafted by the Texans

(on his initial thoughts of selection by Texans) “It’s a great day to be a Texan. I can’t wait to get down to Houston and start getting to work.”

(on whether he had any inclination that the Texans were going to pick him) “I didn’t know exactly. I knew it was one of the teams that might pick me. At the end of the day, I was waiting for a phone call and was extremely excited when it came from Houston.”

(on the Texans’ defense) “I know (DE) Mario Williams is a great defensive end. I can’t wait to play on the same defensive line as him because he makes everyone around him look good. Hopefully I am there to take some blocks off him, as well. (Defensive coordinator) Wade Phillips has a great defense. I am ready to get to work.”

(on meetings with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and head coach Gary Kubiak) “They are great coaches. They want guys who are going to work hard and give them everything they have. I really like that they push their guys to the limit and I am going to give them 100%.”

(on his abilities as a transitional offensive player aiding the Texans’ defense) “I have good athleticism. When you have a guy like (DE) Mario Williams on the other side, he’s a great athlete as well. I am excited to come in, learn the defensive, and give them everything I got.”

(on his work ethic) “I got that from my parents and coaches growing up. One thing my parents always told me, ‘If you are going to do something, do it 100%.’ That is what I have tried to do on the football field. I would be disrespecting the game if I didn’t give it 100% all the time. That’s what the Texans are going to get, a guy that comes to work every single day and give them everything I got.”

(on moving inside in certain situations) “That’s fine by me. I’m more than happy to move inside in certain situations. I feel very comfortable playing anywhere along the defensive line. The goal is to sack (Indianapolis QB) Peyton Manning; that’s what everyone around here is saying. That’s my job.”

(on his ability to deflect passes) “That is something I learned over my career. I was never really taught about it. I figured it’s one great way to limit the QB’s throwing range is to put your hands up. It’s something I have tried to work in over my career and it’s worked great for me.”


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