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Rookie's can learn from J.J.Watt's insane work ethic, no time for personal life

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J.J Watt of the Houston Texans
J.J Watt of the Houston Texans.

J.J.Watt is one of the most talented and destructive players in the entire NFL and there's no secret to the incredible success he has experienced so far through his career, his insane work ethic. 

Watt will be joined by number one overall selection Jadeveon Clowney at the Houston Texans this summer, one big knock on the explosive defensive end out of the University of South Carolina was the lack of drive he shows. 

Clowney has so far been surrounded with questions about his attitude towards developing the correct work ethic required to succeed at the highest level of football, he'd be surely advised to learn off new teammate Watt on how to maximise his unearthly potential.

The 21-year-old has been accused of taking a play or two off whilst playing collegiate ball but that is not a trait that has ever manifest itself in fellow defensive end Watt.

The 6 ft 5 inch defender has already been named to two Pro Bowls and received two All-Pro selections in his first three seasons in the NFL.

Watt has even received the 2012 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year and the shower of accolades will no doubt continue as the defensive end remains as driven as ever to be the best player he can possibly be.

His meteoric rise to the upper echelon of NFL talent is no fluke, Watt was a former tight end in college and put in the graft that has allowed him to become one of the fiercest pass rushers in the league today, his unrivalled attention to detail and work ethic is really what sets him apart from his peers.

Through many varying factors, NFL players can experience a very short window of time for succeeding at their craft, often being categorised as an 8-10 year period of time and Watt certainly understands this.

The butt of many jokes in the Houston locker room, his fellow teammates tease the monstrous defensive end for his lack of a 'personal life' and Watt admits that his fierce passion for the game is the reason he is currently single.

The 25-year old was recently interviewed by former NFL linebacker Ben Laber and he posted the transcript of the conversation to illuminate the type of commitment Watt shows.

Here is what he had to say: 

"When Texans Defensive Lineman J.J Watt was asked if it bothered him that his teammates made fun of him because he was 'too busy to have a personal life', this is how Watt repsonded."

"I have a limited amount of time to build a career out of football and be the best that I can be at this job. When this job is over, I have the rest of my life to do what I want to do with my time."

"Right now my job is to watch film, workout and treat my body right. When i get done with football, then i can relax and drink as many beers as I want and hang out and be a regular guy. Right now, I am a football player and I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best."

One thing is for certain is that Watt has the unmistakeable perfect attitude to succeed in the NFL, it's what every general manager would love to hear from their players and their are certain people who can really learn from what Watt has had to say.

Someone like Josh Gordon who is going through his tribulations at this particular moment should read the transcript of the Watt interview and decide whether he can make the same commitment to football to save his career.

Rookie's new to the NFL should also pay close attention to the lessons at hand, can't go far wrong if they listen to an inspirational talent like J.J.Watt.

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