Clowney picked number one in NFL Draft by Texans
Fri, 09 May 2014 00:32:50 GMT —
The Houston Texans scooped up South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Clowney, a native of Rock Hill, is the second Gamecocks player to become the top pick. 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers was the first Gamecocks star to be selected number one by the New Orleans Saints in the 1981 NFL Draft.
Clowney's draft stock was never in question despite dropping from 13 sacks in 2012 to only three last season.
Meanwhile, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins was taken fourth overall in the draft by the Buffalo Bills.
Watkins was the MVP of the 2014 Orange Bowl with a record 16 catches for 227 yards. He is also Clemson's all-time leader in receptions with 240.
Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers selected Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin with the 28th pick in the first round.