ESPN Insider Field Yates recently wrote an article for ESPN Insider about how Jadeveon Clowney would fit in the defensive scheme of the Romeo Crennel Houston Texans defense.
“Clowney has the requisite traits — power, explosiveness, quickness, length, agility, ability bend, torque and fluidity — to play in any scheme.”
He also wrote in the article:
“More generally speaking, in running situations, Crennel relies on his base defense. One comparison that has been drawn for Clowney is current Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali.”
It is a very detailed article and worth the read if you get a shot.
My thoughts on Clowney in the new Texans defense are, if he is drafted by the team, he would be a great fit as well.
First off, it would take a lot of pressure off All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, who is already the best defensive end in the NFL. Now if he had another high-potential defensive end opposite of him, NFL offensive lines couldn’t put their full focus on Watt, because they would still have to put some ficus on Clowney well.
And don’t forget the return of Brian Cushing, so the chance the Texans have here with the possibility of having a defensive trio like that, I believe, is just too much to pass on.
In other Texans news:
• Here is a mock draft roundup by House of Houston.
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