Houston Texans Make Smart, Safe Move By Taking Jadeveon Clowney

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With the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans made the obvious pick and took Jadeveon Clowney.

To put it simply, selecting Clowney at No. 1 overall was the right move, plain and simple. A pass-rushing monster with freaky athletic ability, and the potential to continue developing, Clowney was an obvious choice for the top overall selection. And while some may say that Clowney isn’t as good a fit in the Houston defense as someone like Khalil Mack, the fact is Clowney is versatile enough that any schematic concerns should be put to rest.

With J.J. Watt already on the roster, the addition of Clowney gives the Texans arguably the best defensive end duo in the entire NFL, and that could go a long way towards returning the Texans to respectability as soon as next year. Selecting Clowney at No. 1 not only gave the Texans perhaps the best defensive end combination in football, but perhaps the best defensive line as a whole.

Although some people may think that the Texans made a mistake by not selecting a quarterback at the top of the draft, the fact is, the team made the right move by deciding to wait on a signal-caller. Clowney’s talent is simply too much for the team to have considered taking a quarterback, and the fact is, the made the right move with Clowney over someone like Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater.

Overall, the Texans made the correct move with the number one overall pick. Clowney is going to be a beast at the next level, and the Texans were wise to pick him up.


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