Steelers rookie Watt impresses in his preseason debut
- Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick edge defender T.J. Watt made his preseason debut Friday night. Watt impressed, playing 62 total snaps during the 20-12 victory over the New York Giants.
- Watt’s 62 snaps were the most by any player during the game and he earned the highest grade of any player in the game with an overall PFF game grade of 86.1.
- Watt impressed rushing the passer, of his 33 pass-rush snaps Watt pressured the QB six times including two sacks and a hit. His six total pressures are tied for the most in a single game so far this preseason. Watt had a pass-rush productivity of 25.0 during the game (pass-rush productivity measures pressure created on a per-snap basis with weighting toward sacks). As impressive as the numbers were his two sacks — one came via a clean-up and the other unblocked.