How many sacks will Jadeveon Clowney have in his rookie season?


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The Houston Texans made Jadeveon Clowney the top overall pick in the NFL draft, giving the franchise another pass-rusher to along with 2012 defensive player of the year J.J. Watt.

Solomon Wilcots from  “NFL Total Access” has high hopes for his rookie season.

“Remember [the Texans] have a real good group of coaches,Romeo Crennel and Mike Vrabel,” explained Wilcots. “I think they are going to scheme [Clowney] and put him in a position to face a lot of 1-on-1 opposition.”

Clowney played his college career as a 4-3 defensive end for South Carolina, but will switch to a 3-4 scheme under Defensive Cordinator Crennel. An athlete like Clowney, who is explosive and quick, is a great fit for the Texans’ defensive scheme. However, 10 or more sacks as a rookie is high bar indeed – just 15 have managed the feat playing in a 3-4 scheme and just two in the last five years.

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Neil Greenberg analyzes advanced sports statistics for the Fancy Stats blog and prefers to be called a geek rather than a nerd.
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