Texans’ Swearinger pushing for Clowney to be top pick
When it comes to the No. 1 overall pick for the Texans in the upcoming draft, it seems that everyone has an opinion on who to take or what to do with it amongst current players.
Star wide receiver Andre Johnson thinks the team should trade it, and now second-year safety D.J. Swearinger is lobbying for Houston to pick South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Clowney, who is considered by many to be the most talented prospect in the draft, is often overlooked on many mock drafts due to Houston’s obvious need at the quarterback position, but Swearinger sees it as a way for the Texans to become unstoppable on defense when having his former Gamecock teammate paired with J.J. Watt on the defensive line.
"Just having them two down on the D-line, it’d be unstoppable," Swearinger told the Houston Chronicle. "I’d just be yelling out, ‘Interception. interception.’ That’s it."
According to Swearinger, Clowney himself seems excited by the idea that he could be member of the Texans.
"He’s talking about, ‘Man, what’s the word?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know, I’m going to try my best to do what I can to get you here," Swearinger said.
The one issue several have with Clowney is his perceived lack of motivation, but according to Swearinger, that is not true when it comes to his college teammate saying he was a regular in the weight room and did everything that coaches required of him.
"It’s just another J.J. Watt, but two-tenths (of a second) faster," Swearinger said. "He has a heart for the game, he loves the game and you can’t pass that up, if you ask me."
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