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Phillips: J.J. Watt Destined For Hall Of Fame

Jul 31, 2012 2:41 PM EST

Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips thinks so highly of J.J. Watt that he believes the young player is headed for the Hall of Fame.

"(Watt's) going to be a bust -- not a first-round bust but a bust in the Hall of Fame," Phillips said. "The only players I've seen that can do what he can do with his intensity can be found in Canton."

Watt is the rare 3-4 defensive end that can dominate rushing the passer and stopping the run.

"I've seen a lot of guys, and I compare him to Howie Long) in that he has the same quickness to beat (offensive) linemen off the ball. He's a smart guy who gets it," Phillips said.

Via Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com