Johnny Football lands in Cleveland as Jadeveon Clowney goes first overall

Jadeveon Clowney poses with commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected first overall by the...

Jadeveon Clowney poses with commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected first overall by the Texans at the NFL Draft in New York on Thursday, May 8, 2014. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

NEW YORK - While fireworks probably are being planned on the shores of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio, South Texas might be on the verge of crumbling into the Gulf of Mexico.

Johnny Football is headed to Cleveland, not Houston.

The Texans ended 130 days of noggin-numbing, pre-draft over-analysis by picking Jadeveon Clowney -- and not dazzling quarterback Johnny Manziel -- with the first pick of the 79th NFL draft on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall.

Clowney, the University of South Carolina pass rusher, had been deemed by most analysts as the most talented player in the draft. Houston GM Rick Smith decided to pair him with one of the league's best inside pass rushers -- fourth-year Texans vet J.J. Watt.

NFL Network's Mike Mayock calls Clowney the most talented edge rusher on earth. Already.

But most Houstonians don't give a flyin' frickin' football.


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