Deepi Sidhu of Texans radio was kind enough to live tweet Rick Smith's press conference after the selection of Jadeveon Clowney as well as dropping a little nugget about Clowney and Watt's future relationship.
Rick Smith: At the end of the day, a trade never materialized but we felt good about our pick. Said Clowney is an "impact player."— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) May 9, 2014
Rick Smith calls Romeo a creative defensive coordinator. Clowney will be an OLB initially. Could move into 3-pt in some situations. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) May 9, 2014
Rick Smith on Clowney: He's ready to come in and work. He's extremely motivated. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) May 9, 2014
Rick Smith: Clowney is the #1 pick in the draft because he wants to be great. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) May 9, 2014
Rick Smith says he's not sure if they are done for the night. Smith is in a hurry to get back to war room to evaluate. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) May 9, 2014
Everything that Rick Smith said, we've heard before. The team made it known throughout the pre-draft process that they had no concerns with Clowney's work ethic, and they were more than happy to prove their faith by taking the former Gamecock first overall. What really sticks out to me in this string of tweets is J.J. Watt's promise to mentor Clowney like "a big brother".
There is not a limit to the amount I would pay to be J.J. Watt's little brother. Consider yourself the luckiest man on earth, Mr. Clowney.