Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning (38) returns a kickoff during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Texans 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans: Danieal Manning On Board The Jadeveon Clowney Train


After both Johnathan Joseph and D.J. Swearinger expressed their opinions on what the Houston Texans should do with the first overall pick, Danieal Manning jumped aboard the Jadeveon Clowney train with them.

“I would love to see somebody like him. I don’t think there’s a lot of players in the draft like him.”

Manning, in an interview with Texans Radio on Tuesday, says he’s not worried about Clowney’s worth ethic problems.

“I think if you get around the right guys and coaches, you can see what’s really going on with him if that’s the case. I don’t believe that’s the case. I think the guy’s a phenomenal player. I’m not the GM, but if we go that direction I think we’ll be fine.”

That’s right, Daniel! You’re not the GM, but I’m sure some wish you were! Manning is the third member of the Texans secondary to want Clowney on the Texans. Swearinger, who was teammates with Clowney at South Carolina, and Joseph, who grew up with Clowney, also would like to see the pass rusher in a Texans uniform.

It’s not surprising to see the Texans secondary want Clowney. Last season’s pass rush was non-existent throughout most of the season and the secondary paid for it. With Antonio Smith, Earl Mitchell, and Terrell McClain already gone, the Texans need to add pieces to the pass rush and Clowney would be a great start.

There are several other pass rushers that the Texans may look at to improve their front-seven. Jared Allen is still available, though he’s expected to command close to $10 million a year. Vince Wilfork may be on his way out of New England and would be a logical fit in Romeo Crennel’s defense scheme. The Texans did sign NT Jerrell Powe just yesterday, but he’s expected to be a rotational player this season.

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