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Houston Texans owner waxes lyrical about Jadeveon Clowney

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The Houston Texans will be definitely selecting a Quarterback in the upcoming draft...right?

Well maybe it's not so cut and dry as we all thought...

In an interview on the teams website, Texans owner Bob McNair gave an incredibly resounding, two-thumbs up endorsement of South Carolina's explosive defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

"He is a remarkable player," McNair said. "He's one of these players that's a once every 10 years kind of physical specimen. Mario Williams was that way. I think that Clowney is a better athlete than Mario, so that tells you what kind of player he can be."

Back in 2006, the Texans went against the common thought pattern by picking Williams over the much hyped, star duo of Reggie Bush and Vince Young. 

It appeared that McNair even went to such lengths as to compare how good he thinks Clowney is with 2x All-Pro, superstar lineman JJ Watt.

"Like many of these fellas who have these great physical attributes, they didn't have to work as hard in junior high school, high school and college to be a superlative athlete because they have this natural ability," McNair said.

"He's not a J.J. Watt. J.J. didn't have that natural ability. He worked. He developed his. One of the things I said to J.J. is 'I don't know what'll happen but if we get Clowney, we want you to instill in him the same kind of work habits that you have.' He said 'If he's in the same room as me, he'll have them."

Overall it depends on what the Texans, and Head Coach Bill O'Brien, feel is the position of most need. But a line of Watt and Clowney, while waiting till next year for a QB, could be too much to pass up. 

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