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Houston Texans Select Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 Overall

May 9 2014, 12:03am CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News

Houston Texans Select Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 Overall
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The Houston Texans selected defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8.

The Houston Texans selected defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8.

Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official website notes it is just the second time since 2006 when a No. 1 overall pick was a defensive player: 

"Jadeveon Clowney, former South Carolina defensive end, is the newest Houston Texan after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Clowney will wear No. 90, just like he did in high school. 

"It is just the second time in eight years that a defensive player has been awarded No. 1 status. The last time was 2006, when the Texans picked Mario Williams

"Since 1970, only seven defensive ends have been selected with the top pick. Most have been quarterbacks (20). In fact, many speculated the Texans would add a franchise quarterback, after traing seven-year veteran Matt Schaub in March, or strike a trade with a team wanting to move up. 

"In the end, Clowney was too good to pass up, a generational talent with freak athleticism. Imagine a possible duo of J.J. Watt and Clowney, primed to give opposing quarterbacks nightmares. 

"'I've been watching him (Watt) a long time,' Clowney said in an interview with NFL Network. 'I can't wait to play alongside him.'" 

Clowney told ESPN Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli he's happy to be a Texan. 

"I'm feeling overwhelmed. I'm feeling great right now. It's just a blessing, man. I appreciate it. I'm just glad to be a part of the Houston Texans.

"I'm pretty athletic and I know I can play anywhere. Whatever they want me to do, I'm willing to do to work at it." 

In a separate update, Sidhu says the Texans plan to use Clowney as an outside linebacker after Houston defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel put Clowne through a series of drills during his Pro Day last month -- those for defensive linemen and linebackers.

Crennel apparently loved what he saw in Clowney as a linebacker. Texans general manager Rick Smith confirmed Clowney's role in a press conference in the aftermath of the draft's first day, per Sidhu.

"I fully expect that he will be an outside linebacker, initially. He'll start in a two-point stance, but anytime we go into any kind of package, whether it's a third-down package or a package predicated on personnel, down and distance, all those things give Romeo the ability to have him put his hand in the dirt and go get the passer.

"When you talk about a creative mind like Romeo and some of the things he's done, when you look at his defenses historically and how he utilizes personnel, it really gives us an opportunity to get after the quarterback.

"He's athletic enough to do all that stuff. The thing that they have to do also is set the edge in the run game. He is certainly capable and athletic and strong enough to do that and set the edge in the run game. 

"Obviously, his pass rushing ability speaks for itself." 

Smith told The Houston Chronicle the Texans selected Clowney after they were unable to orchestrate a trade. Also high on their wish list were outside linebacker Khalil Mack and quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles. 

He also went on record on the trade issue with ESPN. 

"At the end of the day, that (trade) never materialized. We always felt very confident in the selection. And so we were very bullish in what we were asking for because we felt so good about the pick." 

Bortles was the third overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguras while Mack wound up fifth overall with the Oakland Raiders. Manziel went to the Cleveland Browns at No. 22.

Shortly after he was selected, Clowney had a phone conversation with his new teammate, defensive end J.J. Watt, who said he is going to push him, per Ganguli.

 

"He (Watt) told me he's going to give me every piece of knowledge to help me improve my game and he's going to stay on me like a mentor or a big brother to me.

"And I told him I appreciate that and I'm looking forward to working with him."  

Clowney leaves the University of South Carolina as its football program's third all-time leader in sacks with 24 in his three-year stint, per ESPN. 

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