Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was ranked as the ninth-best player in the NFL by his peers in this year’s edition of the NFL Top 100.
Watt enters the top ten after being ranked as the 25th-best player on last years list, an impressive 16-spot leap.
Watt finished as the runner up for NFL Defensive Player of the Year a season ago, but does already have three consecutive Pro Bowl nods and back-to-back First-Team All-Pro selections to his name.
He led the league with both 15 sacks and 23 tackles-for-loss in 2020. Watt also recorded 53 combined tackles and 41 quarterback hits.
Watt is the third Steelers players to make this year’s list. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and defensive end Cam Heyward were ranked No. 52 and 57, respectively.