Aug 29, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) jogs off the field following their win over the North Carolina Tar Heels at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

McShay 6.0 draft sticks with Jadeveon Clowney to Texans


In his sixth 2014 NFL Mock Draft, released on May 5, ESPN Draft analyst Todd McShay predicted the Houston Texans would select South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall.

Feb 24, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks Jadeveon Clowney runs the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combines at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In this mock draft, on ESPN Insider, McShay wrote the following on Clowney:

“Clowney is the most talented defensive lineman I’ve ever evaluated, and you simply don’t get many opportunities to take a player with his physical ability. Houston can either target a quarterback with the No. 33 pick or trade back into the first round to take one.”

I’m with McShay … when was the last time we saw a defensive player like Clowney come out of college?

Clowney should already be in the NFL, as he was ready for the big-time following his sophomore season with South Carolina.

He is the best defensive player in this draft.

Clowney at No. 1?

I just can’t get past the potential of the Texans being able to have J.J. Watt and Clowney on opposite sides of the defensive line.

That would make the life of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck very rough when he faces the Texans twice a season, and that is what the Texans need if they want to be champions of the AFC South once again.

The smart move for my money is agreeing with McShay and the Texans drafting Clowney with this selection.

Remember, in this current NFL … defense wins championships. Ask the Seattle Seahawks.

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