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Houston Texans favoring Clowney at the No. 1 spot

The Houston Texans own the top pick in the NFL Draft. They could use a quarterback, but there is some belief out there that a quarterback might not be worthy of the No. 1 overall pick or be the best player in the draft. The Texans could be inclined to take the best player in the draft that isn’t necessarily a need, South Carolina Gamecock defensive end Jadevon Clowney.

From Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report:

A number of NFL team sources say the Texans are now favoring taking Clowney with the first pick in the draft.

This information comes with a caveat—at this time of the year everyone lies about everything. It’s always difficult to decipher what is true and what’s a smokescreen around draft time.

However, an official inside the Texans organization told me that Clowney’s speed, despite being so physically imposing, was one of the more stunning things he’d seen in a long time. “We’ve never really seen anything like Clowney. There’s the chance he could redefine the position the way Reggie White or Bruce Smith did.”

The issue is Clowney’s work ethic. In Freeman’s report he goes on to say that the Texans think being in their locker room and around J.J. Watt would fix all that. Freeman says on Texans exec told him no one slacks around Watt.

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