2014 NFL Mock Draft: Will Houston Really Pick Jadeveon Clowney?

Nov 30, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) celebrates a tackle for loss against the Clemson Tigers in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The more mock drafts you read, the more you see Jadeveon Clowney being picked to Houston. Maybe that’s just me.

I can’t help but think that it’s not a terrible idea, but then I think about what Houston’s quarterback position is like. They need a quarterback, and they need one badly. But are they willing to wait?

The Texans went into the 2013 season as a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Injuries and terrible quarterback play led to the worst record in the league, as well as the firing of head coach Gary Kubiak and his staff.

With a new regime comes a new quarterback, and that’s precisely what you’d expect to be the case for the Houston Texans as they enter the 2014 offseason with plans of getting this team back into AFC South contention, a division that the Colts have reclaimed ownership of.

Still, despite Houston’s need at the QB spot I can’t help but think of the fun they could have defensively if they were to take Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney is potentially the most dominant defender to come along since Mario Williams, another top pick for Houston, and those type of athletes don’t come around very often.

To me, it’s very possible to think that Houston could see its opportunity with a guy like Clowney and decide to go with another quarterback in possibly the second or third round. There are some intriguing names at QB, and spending a second or third rounder on one doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t take one in next year’s draft. The Texans have options here, and the thought of a Clowney-Watt combination defensively has to be more than intriguing to them.

Topics: 2014 Nfl Draft, Houston Texans, Jadeveon Clowney

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  • Don Andrew Halvorson

    Look at it as, “Maybe if we hit Luck enough, he’ll retire early”

  • FJ doreza

    If Houston avoids drafting Johnny “douche bad” Manziel, then that would be a great non pick at 1. What is their greatest need? Are their QB’s incapable of improvement? Maybe trading the top pick for a few lower ones….You see, I was really hoping the Bears would trade or cut Cutler, maybe a trade tot he Texans would be a great move for both teams. The Bears would get the DE they need and Houston would get a proven quarterback that myself and other Bears fans are getting tired of as we feel that Josh McCown has earned the right and has proven to be the right quarterback for Trestmans’ offense. Personally, I would go with Zach Mettenberger, who has the best arm, great accuracy, placement and touch, and consistently makes all the hard pro style passes. LSU runs a pro style offense that is balanced and similar to the Bears. Zach would be a great fit in Chicago and I would love to get him in the late rounds because of his injury. Houston will probably go with Bridgewater, probably the safest pick as he is not a project player and could be a very successful rookie starting QB with the right offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. I’m hoping the Bears draft Jernigan or Donald with their first pick and Kyle Van Noy or Trent Murphy with their second pick. Craig Loston or Ed Reynolds with their 3rd pick. Ahmad Dixon or Landon Collins 4th.round, Andre Williams or Zach Mettenberger, here’s hoping that their injuries will make them undesirable. 5th round, Ryan Stork or Ego Ferguson. 6th round Not even sure anymore..so I will quit dreaming.