Nov 2, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) stands on the sidelines during a timeout against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs 34-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Jadeveon Clowney no longer a lock for No. 1 pick


In a bit of news that isn’t in the least bit shocking, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney’s stock is dropping ever so slightly to the point where he’s no longer a lock to go first overall to the Houston Texans. While not shocking to hears, as it feels we’ve heard this before, it’s worth noting that the Texans are reportedly going to lean defensively with the No. 1 pick which does make mention of Clowney’s stock not being a lock worth noting.

 

This seems to suggest that the Texans are considering Khalil Mack even more than we previously thought, but it could also mean they’re reconsidering an offensive position like offensive tackle or quarterback. Either way, Clowney was already looking iffy as the No. 1 pick and while he very well could be the first player chosen it’s clear he’s far from being locked in as such this close to the draft.

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