Former NFL linebacker: Clowney is a faster version of DeMarcus Ware

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One former NFL linebacker believes Jadeveon Clowney is a faster, stronger and bigger version of DeMarcus Ware (Credit: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

One former NFL linebacker believes Jadeveon Clowney is a faster, stronger and bigger version of DeMarcus Ware (Credit: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Former linebacker Dat Nguyen spent seven seasons playing for the Dallas Cowboys and three seasons as the team’s assistant linebackers coach. Now, as a San Antonio sports radio host, Nguyen is gushing over Houston Texans number one overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. According to Nguyen, who spent some time with defensive end DeMarcus Ware, Clowney is a bigger, stronger and faster version of Ware.

“He reminds me so much of when I was with the Cowboys, there was a young player, a rookie coming in named DeMarcus Ware,” Nguyen said. “This guy’s bigger, stronger, seems like faster, than DeMarcus Ware was when he came into the league. Pretty scary.”

Nguyen believes the addition of Clowney opposite of J.J. Watt will allow the Texans’ secondary to improve from last season.

“That all ties together,” Nguyen said. “Anytime you got pass rushers that can get to the quarterback, J.J. Watt and Jadeveon, those DBs are gonna have a chance to make a lot of plays, tipped balls or get a late break or an early break or jump on routes. They got a lot of chances to do a lot of good things.”

The Texans may have to rely on their defense to win a few games in 2014 as they search for their next franchise quarterback. Even if the offense is lackluster this season, if Clowney becomes the next DeMarcus Ware, offenses in the AFC South are going to have their hands full trying to contain him and J.J. Watt.

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