“I’ve seen him quite a bit,” the third-year player said on Tuesday. "He’s an elite player.”
Like Smith, Watt has been productive from the start of his NFL career.
Watt, a 6-foot-5, 289-pound defensive end, posted 117 tackles, 26.5 sacks and 20 pass breakups in his first two seasons with the Houston Texans.
In comparison, Smith, the 6-foot-4, 284-pound defensive tackle, recorded 112 tackles, 17 sacks and five pass breakups in his first two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
But the 49ers fullback wasn’t willing to say Watt was better than his teammate.
“You guys know what I think about Justin Smith, he’s the best,” Miller said.
More 49ers headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate presented by State Farm.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reviewed the 49ers defensive unit through four games.
Scott Kegley of 49ers.com took fans on a Vine tour of Levi’s ® Stadium.
CLIP OF THE DAY:
It's official...The W is being removed from my last name from Whitner to Hitner...GM— TWHITNER (@DonteWhitner) October 2, 2013