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With the top pick, the Texans take Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney AP

When the phone didn’t ring, or at least didn’t offer the right information, the Texans made the only choice they could make.

And it shouldn’t have been a hard one.

With no one willing to meet their asking price for the top pick in the draft, the Texans simply chose the best player in the NFL Draft — South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

While Clowney might not be viewed as an ideal fit in a 3-4 defense, the possibility of adding a generational pass-rusher was too much to ignore. His athleticism is rare regardless of his position, and he’ll team with J.J Watt to give the Texans the chance for incredible pressure.

The Texans still need a quarterback, but are apparently content to either make a deal for a Patriots backup Ryan Mallett, or draft one tomorrow.

They won’t stand pat with Ryan Fitzpatrick (or the rest of their odd lot of passers), but with Clowney on the other side of the ball, opposing quarterbacks won’t be able to stand still for very long.

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24 Responses to “With the top pick, the Texans take Jadeveon Clowney”
  1. billsncowboys says: May 8, 2014 8:16 PM

    Him and Watt are gonna tear it up! For sure the best D line in the NFL… Gonna be fun to watch!

  2. alonestartexan says: May 8, 2014 8:16 PM

    Maybe they’ll trade up to take Carr.. 😏

  3. coldwater32301 says: May 8, 2014 8:16 PM

    Great pick now is when the magic begins…Indeed…

  4. nygmann says: May 8, 2014 8:17 PM

    This is going to be a long night if it took that long to pick Clowney!!!

  5. Lord Oswald Bupkis III says: May 8, 2014 8:17 PM

    Finally!

  6. thepftpoet says: May 8, 2014 8:18 PM

    Every pick is irrelevant that’s not the Vikings.

    Skol.

  7. kkalama1 says: May 8, 2014 8:19 PM

    Breaking News- The Seahawks give all their picks to the vikings free of charge in hopes they will somewhat compete this year!! Nice pick Texans

  8. TheMorningStar says: May 8, 2014 8:20 PM

    Wow…with Michael Sam available. What?

    Goodell can’t be happy.

  9. supermanium says: May 8, 2014 8:21 PM

    “He” and JJ…

    C’mon man!

  10. jbaxt says: May 8, 2014 8:21 PM

    Best DE in 30 years, on paper…

  11. seatownballers says: May 8, 2014 8:22 PM

    And Texans will land Bridgewater with their next pick. They’ll easily land the highest draft grade

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 8, 2014 8:22 PM

    Gruden loves him some Johnny Football!

  13. classyjacklambert says: May 8, 2014 8:22 PM

    Boom or bust

  14. leagueobservr says: May 8, 2014 8:23 PM

    Clowney and Watt on the field together, truly frightening thought for QB’s yikes!

  15. teamvic80nyg says: May 8, 2014 8:23 PM

    Texans are now a scary team on the edge of the d line.

  16. touchdownamericasteam says: May 8, 2014 8:24 PM

    That sound you just heard was a combo of robert griffin’s knee twitching and a loud gulp as he checked the week one schedule while filming a commercial.

  17. freddsox says: May 8, 2014 8:24 PM

    For sure the best line in the NFL says the man who knows nothing

  18. audient says: May 8, 2014 8:24 PM

    Bustney

  19. bworacle says: May 8, 2014 8:30 PM

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….last place in the AFC South next 10 years…Here comes 3-13. At least we can pick our next QB #1 next year.

  20. gomybirdsgo says: May 8, 2014 8:31 PM

    Two bad picks to start the draft one because he doesn’t fit, the other because the guy has bust written all over him. Heck even “chuckie” can see it

  21. randomguy9999 says: May 8, 2014 8:43 PM

    the draft, as always is a crap shoot…. reality is , you get a guy in the draft and the jury is out for 3 years….

    Tannehill is a classic example of that… drafted first round… shlocks around for 3 years… is clearly not getting it done… yet because he is 1st round, people are continuing to waste time on him….

    coaches need to wake up and decide 0n guys like this … Tanny needs to go.

  22. rodh32340 says: May 8, 2014 8:59 PM

    Big question…will Clowney perform for money?…..you have to prove yourself in today’s CBA…

  23. dougydougdoug says: May 8, 2014 9:02 PM

    Well that solved their QB problem…oh!

  24. drglory says: May 9, 2014 12:44 AM

    With only JJ penciled in as a starter on the D line (other than maybe Crick), the D line is the most obvious area in need of instant improvement outside QB. With no trade or QB stud to draft, they made the only pick they could have, and it was a good one. Welcome to H-town Clowney!

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