Top Rookie Clowney Gives Houston a Much Needed Boost

So your Super Bowl pick didn’t pan out last season, join the club. Still, that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost for 2014. In fact, fresh off of the annual entry draft, clubs throughout the professional football ranks are reevaluating their NFL odds. It’s a good time, for example, to be the Houston Texans. With Jadeveon Clowney now in the mix alongside J.J. Watt, the Texans boast a nightmarish defensive unit that could very well change the tide of the AFC South. For that reason, despite their two victories in 2013, Houston has 40/1 odds of winning Super Bowl XLIX. Clowney himself, the South Carolina Gamecock terror, has 2/1 odds of winning the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award next season, and an over/under sack total set at 9 - not bad for a first year linebacker. Will the 6’5” wrecking ball give new life into a franchise coming off of an uncharacteristic down year? Bet on the NFL rookie class, or the Super Bowl outright, if you think you know the answer.