Nov 30, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) rushes the quarterback against Clemson Tigers guard Tyler Shatley (62) in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

2014 AA Writers’ Mock Draft: Pick No. 6

With the sixth pick in the 2014 AA Writers’ Mock Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select…

6. Atlanta Falcons
Jadeveon Clowney
DE, South Carolina

The Falcons finished dead last in rush defense in 2013, according to ESPN stats and information, and 21st in pass defense. Clowney adds a much-needed defensive superstar that will instantly upgrade the defensive line for the Falcons. His size and speed will allow him to create havoc in the backfield and give the struggling Falcons defense push in the right direction.

Previous Picks:

1. Houston Texans
Johnny Manziel
QB, Texas A&M University
Selected by Jason Seibel – Assistant Editor

2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Sammy Watkins
WR, Clemson
Selected by Stacy D. Smith – Featured Columnist

3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Teddy Bridgewater
QB, Louisville
Selected by Lyle Graversen – Featured Columnist

4. Cleveland Browns
Blake Bortles
Selected by Nicholas Clayton – Featured Columnist

5. Oakland Raiders
Anthony Barr
Selected by Jeffery Grasser – Staff Writer

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  • CrispySBC

    Really Johnny Football going number 1 in the draft? So selling tickets is more important than winning games? I don’t think he’s the top QB in the draft so this selection is more about him being a “home boy” than who is ready to lead an NFL to the promised land.

  • micah stephenson

    They have a QB already so getting the best pass rusher is a no brainer. Good choice.

  • freshmeat62

    Really? Clowney lasting to the 6th pick? Ain’t no way!!!

  • Troy Utt

    Clowney is a full-on “Boom or Bust” pick! Any GM that has elected to hinge their career to him is either grasping for breathe, or has been so overly assured by those in the know, they are now insanely ok w/the pick. Many took notice of this young man after the so-called “shot heard round the world” but since that clip I propose there is no film to justify taking JDC over any other prospect in the top of the draft. Coming into this last season he was out of shape & over confident after being touted as the front runner for the Heisman.
    Not only did he not produce on the field, falling quickly out of the Heisman picture, but being out of shape unable to finish out a defensive series he let his team down! It was sad to see what was suppose to be a front-runner for one of college football’s highest awards come running off to grab the oxygen mask every couple of plays! Those that try to argue he was being double teamed need think no further than any NFL Coord worth their salt would have JDC nuetralized in a second! All this is not even considering him pulling himself from a game at the last minute, multiple speeding tickets (30 mph+ over)… All which should give a GM reason to question his maturity! Don’t get me wrong… I am not saying he will not make it in the NFL. For a GM on the hotseat, or a franchise a player away, I just don’t know how you make this call, this high in the draft, with all these question marks???