The answer is Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans were 28th in sacks last year. 24th in points allowed. 23rd in rushing yards against. They have a brand new head coach in Bill O’Brien and they had almost as much quarterback controversy last year as the woeful New York Jets (god I love writing that). The current situation is not one where a young QB will thrive. Andre Johnson is 32 years old and Arian Foster is coming off of back surgery. The situation on offense is not ideal and a young, inexperienced QB isn’t going to change that. Manziel isn’t RGIII. He’s not an Olympic level hurdler, he was a play maker. If you’re looking for more of a pocket player Andrew Luck is still raw after 2 seasons in the NFL and hasn’t made it out of the divisional round of the playoffs. For every Peyton Manning or John Elway you draft at number one, there’s a Jamarcus Russell or a Tim Couch.
Jadeveon Clowney is the Texans best chance of drafting a playmaker who will have an immediate impact on the team. Either draft him or trade that number one and stock picks to build your team. You can teach a lot of the technique that Clowney is missing but you can’t teach someone how to be a fucking monster that runs a 4.5 40 and is 6’6″ 250lbs. I also think J.J. Watt would be a great mentor for Clowney and someone to compete with. Plus I want to see the kind of havoc that duo could wreak.