DE Jadeveon Clowney and the Houston Texans have come reached an agreement on a four year deal with a fifth year option.
The 6’5″, 266 pound, number one overall pick in the draft, was rated the number one player and will receive $22.272 million alongside a healthy $14.518 million signing bonus, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Clowney is best known for breaking all sorts of records in South Carolina including the record for sacks which was marked at 13 in 2012. He left college fifth in forced fumbles and tackles for loss among FBS players. He went on to receive the Ted Hendrick’s Award as the nation’s best defensive end and was added to the First-team All American in 2013, not to mention the numerous first and second All-SEC awards.
During the NFL Combine this past February, Clowney took off in the 40-yard dash posting an official time of 4.53 seconds, which was the fastest among all of the defensive linemen participating in the combine. From this he earned the title of “by far the most freakish physical specimen in this draft,” from USA Today.
The natural defensive end will now have the challenge of playing outside linebacker in the Texan’s defensive coordinator, Romeo Crennel’s 3-4 system. In regards to this new position Jadeveon Clowney told the media, “I’m pretty athletic and I know I can play anywhere. Whatever they want me to do, I’m willing to do.”
It’s no surprise that the Houston Texan’s are ecstatic about reaching this agreement with last year’s number one draft pick but it’s what he brings to the team that they are most optimistic about, especially his pass-rushing skills and his ability to set the edge against the run.
We can’t wait to see wait Clowney is going to bring to the Texans next year on the field.
Xavier Su’a-Filo is the last Texans draft pick still unsigned.