2. J.J. Watt– We could be in the midst of watching something special in Houston with this guy. I remember when he was drafted and then his second year in the league, he won his first defensive MVP. In 2014, he had the best season of any NFL player in my opinion and was awarded his second defensive MVP and last season when it looked like he was having a down year due to a numerous amount of injuries, he recorded 76 tackles, led the league in sacks with 17.5, eight passes defended, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery and went on to earn his third defensive MVP in four seasons. When asked about him last season, Bill Belichick praised him and said that he’s the same type of player as New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor and there’s no higher compliment than that. So, you’ve probably figured out who I’m discussing, right? He was our number one player entering the season in 2015 and became the first defensive player ever to obtain the top spot on The Daily Blitz’s ten best players list. He’s back folks. J.J. Watt chimes in as my second best player entering the 2016 season and my top rated defensive player. Having played the position of defensive end myself, I’ve never seen a guy do half the things that J.J. has done. He lines up just about anywhere and his number one motive is to get to that quarterback and he does it with ease. He’s the most disruptive defensive lineman in football and his motor is relentless. When you think you have him down, he still finds a way to the ballcarrier. He’s a 6’5 guy with the speed of a linebacker coming off the edge. He’s very active with his feet and wins basically every battle in the trenches and when you’re a player of his caliber, he’s the first guy that you mention when you’re gameplanning against the Houston Texans, how do we keep #99 from ruining our day and when a defensive player is at the top of the gameplan, you’re a special guy. Blocking him one on one is an insult and he’ll be the first to let you know how disrespectful that is. He’s what I call a “leverage rusher” meaning he’s very active with his hands to take you one way to get a feel for where you are and then fakes you out and goes the opposite way. He does so much. He can line up off the offensive tackle, uses the quickness in his hands to turn around you, he can bullrush you and push you off the line of scrimmage what he does best is stopping and starting. He gives you that look that’ll make you think he’s going one way then he just uses his speed to go uphill and take off on you which is extremely rare for a guy of his size to do. I really admire this guy’s work ethic. He’ll practice with the team for about four hours and then after that’s done, he’s practicing by himself for two more hours and that’s what makes him great.