• Report: Texans G.M. prefers Khalil Mack to Jadeveon Clowney

    Summary of 15 articles · Updated Apr 23, 2014
    Rick Smith prefers linebacker Khalil Mack to defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. However, Texans General Manager Rick Smith reportedly prefers Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack to Clowney. Some have even suggested Mack is a candidate to go first overall to the Houston Texans, but it will more likely be former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney or a quarterback. Peter King, writing in his Monday Morning Quarterback, says a friend of Rick Smith’s says the general manager likes outside linebacker Khalil Mack better than Clowney. According to Peter King of TheMMQB.com, one “Friend of Rick Smith” said that Smith preferred Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack to Clowney, but his preference in quarterbacks was unclear. Bucs defensive end Steven Means went to the University of Buffalo with linebacker Khalil Mack and told JoeBucsFan.com that his former college teammate was in Tampa to visit with the Bucs on Tuesday. There also were questions about Clowney’s conditioning after he reportedly looked tired in the season opener against North Carolina.
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      Source: ESPN.com
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      Source: ESPN.com
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