Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine wouldn't be upset if team drafted Jadeveon Clowney

As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, whenever the subject of what the Cleveland Browns will do with the fourth overall pick is brought up, you generally only hear two answers: Sammy Watkins or a quarterback. But, what if, by chance, Jadeveon Clowney just happens to still be on the board when the Browns’ number is called in May?

Well, new head coach Mike Pettine wouldn’t be all that upset if the team chose to shy away from the quarterbacks and Watkins and take the freakish defensive end from South Carolina.

“Freakish athlete,” said Pettine. “I think he could take over a game. I think he could change a game. He’s proven that. I had good interaction with him in Indianapolis. As a defensive head coach, I don’t know if I’d be all that upset to turn the card in on Clowney with the fourth pick.”

This would be an interesting turn of events just because so much buzz is surrounding the team improving the offense by way of the draft. But on the other hand, so many people have called Clowney a once-in-a-lifetime talent that you can see where Pettine might convince management to make the move to him if the chance presents itself.

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