Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has sat at the top selection in the draft before and the team shocked the world by selecting Mario Williams over Reggie Bush. This time around, many people are projecting Teddy Bridgewater to be the top selection, but there is another freak athlete that is on the board that could be taken with the top pick: Jadeveon Clowney.
Here are McNair’s thoughts on the defensive end out of South Carolina:
“He’s one of these players who’s a once-in-every-10 years kind of physical specimen that comes along. Mario Williams was that way. I think Clowney is actually a better athlete than Mario.
“Like many of these players that have great physical attributes, they didn’t have to work as hard in junior high school and high school and in college to be a superlative athlete because they have this natural ability. He’s not a J.J. Watt. J.J. didn’t have that natural ability. He worked. He developed his. I said, ‘J.J., I don’t know what will happen, but if we get Clowney, we want you to instill in him the same kind of work habits that you have.’ He said, ‘If he’s in the same room with me, then he’ll have them.’” – ESPN
Clowney is a freak athlete on the defensive side of the football. If the Texans were to select him with the first overall pick, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Could you imagine the ridiculous tandem of Clowney and J.J. Watt? That could be some madness for opposing quarterbacks to deal with.