Texans Select Jadeveon Clowney With #1 Pick In NFL Draft Brandon Caldwell May 8, 2014 Sports After six months of waiting and anticipation, the Houston Texans finally ended all speculation of who they were taking with the first selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. General Manager Rick Smith made quite certain to go defense and as opposed to drafting quarterback and picking Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles, they went defense and drafted South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney, a physical beast was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, registering 13.0 sacks as well as being touted as the #1 pick in the NFL Draft a year before his junior season. Of course, there’s always the big hit he landed on Vincent Smith in the Gator Bowl against Michigan which kicked up the hype machine even more. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.