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Houston Texans could give up Clowney pick for 'RGIII style trade'

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With just over 24 hours to go until Roger Goodell reveals who is the 2014 NFL Draft number one pick rumors and speculation are in full swing.

One of the most intriguing of which involves a trade between the Houston Texans and the Atlanta Falcons who currently hold the no.6 pick.

ESPN's Ed Werder discussed the idea Wednesday after hearing rumors from his sources which suggested the Texans were seeking a huge haul of future picks in exchange for passing up on Clowney whom the Falcons are reportedly keen on obtaining.

In Werder's words the trade would have to be akin to that which saw the Washington Redskins hand over three first-round picks and a second-round pick to the St. Louis Rams to secure Robert Griffin III at number two in 2012.

The issue however is that, while Clowney could well be a future Hall of Famer, he is of course a defensive end not a franchise quarterback. Therefore, the likelihood of the Falcons being willing to offer such a package seems unlikely.

Werder did however claim that the two teams continue to hold legitimate dialogue regarding the situation.

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