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.
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.
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.
Subscribe to the FanSided Toro Times Daily Newsletter for free by clicking here