How Can the Houston Texans Maximize Talent of J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney?

May 31, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Selecting Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft not only gave the Houston Texans a generational prospect, but also gave J.J. Watt the kind of complementary piece he has never had during his time in the NFL.
Watt was arguably the best defender in the NFL last season, but his team still finished with the worst record.
The quarterback position clearly outweighs any defensive position in terms of on-field impact, but pairing Watt with Clowney should allow the defense as a whole to flourish. Watt was the only disruptive force for the Texans last season, so it was relatively easy for the offense to adjust their game plan around him.
By bringing in Clowney, the Texans should be able to not only get more pressure upfront, but make it more difficult for defenses to gameplan for each individual pass-rusher.
Having multiple high-quality pass-rushers in today's NFL is massively important for the success of any defense. While there are some teams who...

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