It was widely speculated weeks and months before the 2014 NFL draft the Houston Texans would select South Carolina defensive end JaDeveon Clowney and now the first pick overall in the 2014 NFL draft is signed. The Houston Chronicle reported the deal with Clowney signed a 4-year deal worth $22.272 million guaranteed, including a $14.5 million signing bonus.
Jadeveon Clowney agrees to his rookie deal with the Houston Texans: http://t.co/lx2Bjp7NYw— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) June 6, 2014
With the new rookie wage scale brought upon in the NFL before the 2011 NFL Draft, by the new (CBA) Collective Bargaining Agreement , its coming time that the era of rookie holdouts are essentially over.
For all the Texans fans excited about the defensive-line have reason to feel that way. Clowney is a beast coming out South Carolina. In his first NFL season he is ready to place a scare in quarterback’s eyes right off the bat.
JJ Watt and Clowney with third round pick Louis Nix III could be a formidable defensive line that will compete with the best in the NFL.