2014 NFL mock draft: DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney to the Houston Texans with pick No. 1

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With the 1st pick in the 2014 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Houston Texans GM kuchiefs13 selects ...

South Carolina DE / LB Jadeveon Clowney

You can't argue with 6'5, 266 pounds, and a 4.53 40-yard dash time. He isn't the perfect fit, but he's clearly the most talented player in the draft. I was considering taking Buffalo LB Khalil Mack because of the fit, but Clowney is simply a monster.

A lot of people are worried about work ethic and maturity. I'm not too worried about the work ethic -- maybe a little bit in regards to maturity -- but I have a feeling that JJ Watt can handle him in the locker room.

Two main reasons for this pick: He's unbelievably talented and you can't pass up the option of having an absolutely devastating defensive line with Clowney and Watt coming off the edge (especially when facing, the solid but overrated Andrew Luck twice a year).

Frankly, you have to take a player with his skill set if given the option. Similar to the Chiefs and Ravens, the Texans defense can turn into a 3-4/4-3 hybrid with putting Clowney on the edge. With the offensive playmakers they have (Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, ArianFoster), a QB can be taken later in the draft. Nothing helps a young QB more than offensive weapons and a great defense to give them great field position.

2014 AP mock draft order:
  1. Houston Texans (kuchiefs13) - South Carolina DE / LB Jadeveon Clowney
  2. St. Louis Rams (chiefsman7588)
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars (Steve The Hedge)
  4. Cleveland Browns (NigerianNightmare)
  5. Oakland Raiders (seein'red)
  6. Atlanta Falcons (chiefstruelove)
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (kswanson)
  8. Minnesota Vikings (kcsno56)
  9. Buffalo Bills (Aesthist)
  10. Detroit Lions (BuckTheFroncos)
  11. Tennessee Titans (mrchiefs101)
  12. New York Giants (Akr_baby)
  13. St. Louis Rams (chiefsman7588)
  14. Chicago Bears (Ben Mitchum)
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers (SacramentoDrew)
  16. Dallas Cowboys (LocoGonzo)
  17. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S)
  18. New York Jets (Kdub64)
  19. Miami Dolphins (SayHeyWerd)
  20. Arizona Cardinals (Koopaztown)
  21. Green Bay Packers (kaiser1118)
  22. Philadelphia Eagles (Matt in KC)
  23. Kansas City Chiefs (R2J)
  24. Cincinnati Bengals (Robert Mayes)
  25. San Diego Chargers (TheDudeAbides007)
  26. Cleveland Browns (NigerianNightmare)
  27. New Orleans Saints (BeeRadd)
  28. Carolina Panthers (citadelchief)
  29. New England Patriots (death2norm)
  30. San Francisco 49ers (Smitty713)
  31. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary)
  32. Seattle Seahawks (misterbrain)
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