Oct 12, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; South Carolina Gamecock defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) greets the crowd following a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. South Carolina defeated Arkansas 52-7. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft first round results 2014: Houston Texans select Jadeveon Clowney


The Houston Texans were the first team to send their selection to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the 2014 NFL Draft got underway. There had been plenty of discussion about whether or not the team would trade away the pick, but they ultimately decided to hang on to the top selection and add the player at the top of their draft board.

When the selection was read by Commissioner Goodell, it was no surprise.

With the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected none other than South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Clowney will now team up with former NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt to give the Texans one of the most dynamic pass rushing duos in the National Football League. Quarterbacks around the AFC South will now need to pay close attention to both sides of the defensive line.

Here is a closer look at Clowney:

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