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.
In talking to people who know #Texans GM Rick Smith well, I no longer believe it’s a certainty that Jadeveon Clowney would be their 1st pick
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 5, 2014
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.