Wisconsin football churns out great running backs seemingly every year. This year, fullback Derek Watt, little brother of former Wisconsin superstar J.J. Watt, was selected in the sixth round. He becomes the fourth back from the 2012 team to be drafted, joining Montee Ball (2013, 58th overall), James White (2014, 130th), and Melvin Gordon (2015, 15th). To honor his former teammates, Gordon posted a picture of the four, which he says he's been sitting on since they were all on the same team years ago.
Watt has been drafted by the San Diego Chargers, where he will presumably be blocking for Gordon, the team's first string running back.
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Anything that helps Gordon improve on a lackluster rookie season will be welcomed in San Diego.