South Carolina defensive star Jadeveon Clowney is undoubtedly one of the most talented players in the 2014 NFL Draft, but there are some questions about just how high he will be selected when teams are officially on the clock.
If the Houston Texans pass on Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick, there is a good chance he will make it past the St. Louis Rams who have greater needs elsewhere. However, don’t expect him to fall much further.
As far as NFL.com’s Charles Davis is concerned, there is “no way” the Jacksonville Jaguars and head coach Gus Bradley will let him fall past their pick.
“I’m not even going to hesitate on that — zero,” Davis said. “Gus Bradley, the defensive-minded head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars who came from Seattle and watched them win the Super Bowl this year? No way he lets Jadeveon Clowney slide past him at three. He’ll be very creative in how he uses him, too.”
We would have to agree.
Not only will the Rams be looking to trade out of the No. 2 selection if Clowney is still on the board, but the Jaguars have been desperate to add a star pass rusher for years.
Sure, they have made some improvements on the defensive side of the ball by adding Bradley’s former Seahawks players, but Clowney would bring a whole new dynamic to the defense and he could be exactly what the Jaguars need to finally take a step in the right direction.