It looks like things may not be as plain sailing for Jadeveon Clowney's future as we all expected things to be.

For so long it has looked clearly obvious that the former South Carolina Gamecocks man will be the first name called off the board come draft time in Radio City, New York next month and start the 2014 NFL season sporting the colours of the Houston Texans.

But according to one NFL draft expert, we shouldn't be so quick to make assumptions.

On twitter earlier today, NFL.com's senior analyst Gil Brandt threw a potential spanner in the works by suggesting that it is not out of the question for the Texans to trade down from their number one overall pick, allowing another side to grab the talented defensive end.

"Good chance #Texans move down. Trade similar to Giants-Chargers trade, preaarnged to take Clowney for some other team." Brandt said.

Brandt referenced the trade between the San Diego Chargers, who drafted Eli Manning first overall, for the New York Giants who drafted Phillip Rivers. The two teams eventually swapped quarterbacks with the Giants throwing in future draft picks to help the deal go through.

The Texans have cast a wide net in their search for the number one pick and if it doesn't end up being Clowney then Khalil Mack, Greg Robinson or even Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles could become the newest members of the franchise.

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