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Jadeveon Clowney doesn't think Manziel should be the first pick in the draft

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The 2014 NFL draft is still three months away but there has already been plenty of discussion as to who should be selected with the number one pick.

Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and Teddy Bridgewater have all had their names thrown into the hat but Clowney has today been very vocal about how he view his draft stock.

Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show, the defensive end said:

"I'd really be happy anywhere I go. But if I go [to Atlanta] I'd be excited. I'd be close to home still," Clowney said. "I just think I should be the No. 1 pick taken overall in the draft."

Thats a lot of confidence for a young man who had just three sacks last year. When asked directly if he should be picked by the Houston Texans as number one, he reiterated: 

"Yes sir, I should,"

Many critics of Clowney believe he took it easy last season, not wanting to get hurt before he could declare for the draft and receive a bumper payday. However Clowney did manage 24 sacks in three years at college and is thought to be the top defensive prospect this year.

The Houston Texans do already have Pro-Bowl defensive end JJ Watt and the suggestion has been that they would select a quarterback, a position they need help in, with the number one pick.

The draft picture should get a little clearer once the NFL scouting combine begins on February 22nd in Indianapolis. 

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