Jadeveon Clowney sees himself as No. 1 pick

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney entered the 2013 season as the top overall prospect of eligible draft picks.

With the Houston Texans seemingly in need of a quarterback, Clowney may not be able to go No. 1 overall like as initially predicted. But it's something Clowney is still hoping he can achieve, especially with a strong performance at the NFL combine in the next couple of weeks.

“I worked hard to get to this point in my life where I gave myself a great chance to go No. 1 in the draft and hopefully I will get to be No. 1," Clowney said on ESPN Radio. "I’m going to try to prove myself at the Combine and hopefully just go up from there.”

The Texans selecting a top defender over a top offensive player wouldn't be out of the norm. In the 2006 NFL draft, the Texans passed on Reggie Bush to select defensive end Mario Williams.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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