Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Floaty, Feb 25, 2014.
He has potential, just not motivation.
I wouldn't take him.
Yes but not because of his skills as much as none of the qb's is a 1st pick caliber qb. They will pair him with Watt and ask the leadership team to keep his head in the game.
This is pretty much spot on to say the least. Clowney didn't have the numbers last year because offensive coaches game plan to go away from Clowney this season where inthe past coaches didnt have that luxury with Melvin Ingram on the other side one year and 6'8 Devin Taylor the next. Top that off with fear of offensive lineman going low and you would take it easy as well especially if you know you're league bound. Only knock I saw that he wasn't in playing shape at the beginning of the season for Carolina and it showed especially at the beginning of the year.
Kid has some growing up to do as most young adults his age but I most definately will take him number 1 and wouldn't think twice about it especially with JJ still on my roster.
He's too much of a freak to pass on. The guy might be the next Lawrence Taylor, Houston would be dumb to pass that up.
I like the QBs at the top of the class but none of them are can't miss type of prospects. Take the super freak.
Johnny Football or Bilgewater should be the 1st pick. The Texans become an instant playoff team with a legit QB.
sell...QB is too much of a need....although, I could see someone trading up to #1 to possibly try to get him...
I can't imagine a Bill Parcells wanting that kind of player on his roster.
Clowney could end up being a coach killer. He's obviously the most talented player in this draft but he comes with some real risk, IMO.
If I'm the Texans, I'm taking a QB.
With Houston, it is a no brainer to me. You take the QB.
I fail to see how you could rationalize adding the possible headcase and then still not have the QB.
That's my point....What if he busts?
If your a new head coach... you can't bust on your 1st pick. Clowney with money....now there is a scary thought. The whole damn city would turn on you. Then what?
The Texans need a QB badly. But yeah, Clowney is worthy of a first overall selection.
Clowney is a HUGE risk, but these QB's have just as much chance to bust as he does
If Houston is smart they take Clowney and run away.
I don't think anybody is really saying that he'll be a bust for sure. I think what people are worried about is that with his worth ethic, he'll likely never come close to reaching his potential. Like Mario Williams for example. The guy is a very good player but he is not living up to the hype he got coming out. Coming out, I expected a JJ Watt type of impact and he's never delivered that.
If I am Houston, I let is "sneak" out that I am taking Clowney...see who wants to move up to get him...if someone in the top 5 or 6 REALLY wants him and gives a king's ransom, then make the move...there should still be one of the big 3 QB's by pick #5 (at least)
I would say that if you do not have a top quarterback and you have a top 5 pick that you have to go quarterback. I don't know if Houston thinks that way. I kind of think Clowney will be No. 1.
If I am Houston I take Clowney. I just saw a Hall of Fame QB leading a prolific offense get dominated in the Super Bowl. Defense wins championships and it starts in the trenches. Watt and Clowney is a great foundation with a ton of potential.
If I were a scout for a team needing a QB, I would compare the available QB's to the QB's of the last 4 or 5 drafts. Where do they fit with that group? Is Bridgewater worthy of the first overall pick because I need a QB or his he the best of a mediocre group? Where does he stack up with the last 15 QB's taken? There is always risk, but they should go with Clowney. I think a big factor in Clowney's performance during his final season was watching Marcus Lattimore destroy his knee the year before.
Call me crazy but I like Bridgewater more than I did RG3. Wasn't really a fan of his coming out.
If they end up being legit NFL QBs that are better than Schaub..
I think he's very low risk, actually.
I do agree that those QBs carry plenty of risk themselves...especially for the top pick.
He has little risk athletically, but his motor and motivation are huge risks. The guy showed up this season horribly out of shape and totaled a pedestrian number of sacks. Tell me another DE that came in with that kind of numbers and was drafted in the top 2-3.