HOUSTON In an interview with the team s official website, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair had nothing but praise for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney saying he is a remarkable player .

Clowney is being projected as one of the top picks in the upcoming NFL Draft.

He is one of these players that s a once in every 10 years type of physical specimen that comes along. Mario Williams was that way, McNair told TexansTV s Drew Dougherty. I think that Clowney is actually a better athlete than Mario so that tells you what kind of player he could be.

McNair is a South Carolina graduate.

It is widely believed that the Texans will select a quarterback with the top overall pick. Louisville s Teddy Bridgewater, Texas A&M s Johnny Manziel and Central Florida s Blake Bortles are amongst those considered to be the best available options.

The draft is still four months away, but it s clear that McNair was impressed with the defensive end.

Like many of these fellas that have these great physical attributes, they didn t have to work as hard in junior high school, in high school to be a superlative athlete because they had this natural ability, McNair said. He s not a J.J. Watt. J.J. didn t have that natural ability, he worked. He developed his.

One of the things I said to J.J. is J.J. , I don t know what will happen, but if we get Clowney, I want you to instill the same type of work ethic and work habits in him that you have. He told me that if he s in the same locker room with me, he ll have them

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