Who goes 1st overall in NFL draft? Clowney? Mack? Just don't bet on a QB

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and University of Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack...

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and University of Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack attend the NFL PLAY 60 Youth Football Festival at Chelsea Waterside Park in Manhattan, N.Y., on Wednesday, a day before the league's draft. (John Kryk/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 11:20 PM ET

NEW YORK - Months of endlessly rejigged mock NFL drafts mercifully come to a halt Thursday night.

The draft finally kicks off at 8 p.m. EDT (TSN2, NFL Network), two weeks later than usual.

This delay experiment has been a colossal failure, universally disliked by everyone from fans to coaches to GMs. And, as many of them said on Wednesday morning at Chelsea Riverside Park in lower westside Manhattan, by top prospects too.

Who will the Houston Texans select No. 1 overall? Still nobody knows.

Will it be Jadeveon Clowney, the super-talented pass rusher from South Carolina? The best of three franchise left offensive tackles, Auburn's Greg Robinson? Or, in a belief gaining momentum in the past few days, University of Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack?

Clowney doesn't lack for self-confidence or personality. Asked what the Texans are thinking, he said: "I hope they're thinking, 'Get Clowney.'"


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