Houston Texans' owner Bob McNair says if his team draft Jadeveon Clowney with the 1st overall pick in the NFL Draft, J.J. Watt will become a mentor for the 20-year-old.
Debate has been rife amongst NFL fans and commentators about whether the Texans will take a quarterback or defensive player, with the possible QB likely to either be Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel.
McNair has said that Clowney is even more talented than Watt, but he has also hinted before that the Texans might trade down,
If they do end up getting the big defensive end with the first pick, Watt will certainly guide him along the NFL journey.
"He's not a J.J. Watt," McNair told NFL.com. "J.J. didn't have that natural (ability). He worked. He developed his. I said to 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, 'Well, if he's in the same room with me, he'll have them.''
Even though the Texans tanked badly this season, Watt still forced four fumbles and sacked the QB 10.5 times, and he remains a big influence in the dressing room.
McNair knows that if they draft Clowney, his work ethic will certainly need a boost.
"He is a remarkable player. He's one of these players that is really 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, so that kind of tells you what kind of player he can be."
To view one of Clowney's many big hits this season, see the video above.
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