Houston Texans Roundup (4/20)


Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) waves to the crowd as quarterback Connor Shaw (14) applauds after the South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Yates quoted Tedy Bruschi in the article, writing:

"“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:

ESPN’s Tania Ganguli wrote about if Tom Savage could be a fit with the Texans.

CSN Houston has an article where Arian Foster took a picture with a fan, after she was tricked before in an earlier photo opt with a person not being Foster.

• Here is a mock draft roundup by House of Houston.

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