Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, January 3, 2017

Star Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt announced Tuesday that he will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.


Watt, the younger brother of former Wisconsin standouts and current NFL players J.J. and Derek, earned All-Big Ten honors and helped guide the Badgers to the Big Ten West title and the 2017 Cotton Bowl championship.

"This decision was by no means an easy one, but I feel that it is the right decision for me at this time," Watt wrote in a tweet.

One of the nation's most feared pass-rushers, Watt finished the season with 11.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He also provided one of the top highlights of the season with a ridiculous pick-six at Purdue.

Read Watt's full announcement below.