Pete Prisco, an NFL columnist for CBS Sports, released his Top 100 Players ranking for the 2021 season earlier this week. On that list, was none other than T.J. Watt checking in as the 6th overall player.
Watt checked in as the second defensive player, behind only Aaron Donald who took the number 2 spot on the list.
Prisco wrote, “He led the NFL in sacks with 15 and was the runner-up as Defensive Player of the Year, despite missing one game. He is also a force against the run,“ when referencing Watt’s ranking.
Two other Pittsburgh Steelers joined Watt on the list, and those were safety, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and defensive tackle, Cameron Heyward. They were ranked numbers 60 and 65, respectively.
The Steelers have a very talented roster, but this ranking continues to highlight how their biggest names are on the defensive side of the ball.
If Watt repeats his production from this past season, which many people think he will improve upon, he should again be found in elite company atop the NFL’s player pool and hopefully bring home a DPOY award.
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