Will Jadeveon Clowney live up to this high-profile competition…
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The NFL season is fast approaching, with the new draft picks settling into their respective franchises. This year, many eyes will be on defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, to see if he can help turn around the Houston Texans – who finished last season with a 14 game losing streak.
There have been a series of major success stories, as well as a number of disappointments to come from the pool of number one draft picks over the years, and Clowney will be hoping he can become a member of the first of those two groups. Here are five of the very best number one draft picks in NFL history:
5) Orlando Pace (Drafted in 1997 by the St. Louis Rams)
This offensive tackle made his Rams debut in 1997 and was selected for his first Pro Bowl two years later. He was an integral part of the team that won the franchise’s maiden Super Bowl title in 2000, with Pace earning his second of eight consecutive Pro Bowl selections. He finished his career with the Chicago Bears in 2009.