J.J. Watt earns No. 1 spot on PFF Top 101 list

Despite being the offseason, J.J. Watt continues to rack up the awards and accolades from his All-Pro season.

This week Pro Football Focus, a statistics-driven football website, placed Watt at No. 1 on its Top 101 of 2014. Sam Monson of PFF writes,

"In short, Watt is no longer just an interior force, but a player who now aligns all over the defense, and has become more of an edge defender than he is a defensive tackle.

"The bottom line is that J.J. Watt is still improving, evolving, and developing into one of the greatest players the game has ever seen. His numbers across the board are ludicrous, posting more combined hits and sacks than Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson, Calais Campbell and Fletcher Cox combined, for example, and he remains the best player in football, and the top player on the PFF Top 101."

Watt was named the first unanimous Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year in NFL history last season. He led the league with 50 quarterback hits (the most since the NFL began recording the statistic), 29 TFLs, and 5 fumble recoveries. The three-time All-Pro ranked second in the NFL by tying his own franchise record of 20.5 sacks and also led all defensive linemen with 10 passes defensed.

Watt also scored five touchdowns including three receptions on offense, an interception return, and fumble return for a score, becoming just the fourth player in history to accomplish all three in the same season.

View photos from Friday night's 2015 J.J. Watt Charity Classic.

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