The Houston Texans’ brass will have dinner with potential No. 1 overall draft pick, former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the night before the Gamecocks’ Pro Day, according to Jason LaCanfora.
Make of it what you will, but Texans owner, coach GM are meeting and dining w/Clowney night before South Carolina pro day a week from today
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 26, 2014
Houston traded starting quarterback Matt Schaub early this week to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. This after it signed free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year, $7.5 million deal.
Speculation suggested at the time that trading Schaub—which cleared nearly $11 million in cap space according to Spotrac.com—was in order to make room on the roster for whichever quarterback the Texans wanted with the top pick; presumably former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater.
That may ultimately be the case, but it appears as though the Texans are doing their homework by meeting with Clowney before watching him go through the Pro Day motions at Williams-Brice Stadium on April 2.