These things tend to go according to script. Pro days are set up to impress -- and ultimately carry less meaning than pre-draft interviews with teams.
The Texans had Clowney work in space while testing his ability to drop in coverage Wednesday, per Rapoport. If they decide to bypass a quarterback, it will be because Clowney has them convinced he can play the same hybrid outside linebacker-defensive end role that former Patriots star Willie McGinest mastered en route to a trio of Lombardi trophies.
New coach Bill O'Brien dismissed concerns about Clowney's work ethic Wednesday, emphasizing that it's "absolutely" a non-issue.
O'Brien's club isn't the only one putting the spotlight on Clowney.
When NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock polled NFL defensive coaches on Tuesday and Wednesday, the consensus was Clowney is the best player in the draft and "you better not pass on him." We still find it hard to believe two teams will do so in early May.