Houston picks first, and the prevailing wisdom is that the Texans either will take a quarterback or Clowney. If it's a quarterback, which makes sense, the prevailing wisdom is that Clowney then would fall to the Jaguars at No. 3 because St. Louis -- which picks second -- already has star defensive ends in Chris Long and Robert Quinn and needs an offensive tackle to keep quarterback Sam Bradford upright. The Rams also could be intrigued by Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. (The idea evidently intrigues Watkins.)
"I've learned over the years that you never have enough pass rushers," Fisher said. "And I think it's not only us, but other teams that are in our situation are creative enough to find ways to get (Clowney) on the field and put him in a position to make plays."
Going with an offensive tackle such as Auburn's Greg Robinson or Texas A&M's Jake Matthews (his dad, Bruce, is a longtime Fisher friend) or with Watkins would make offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's job easier and, presumably, help Bradford reach his potential. Robinson is an especially good run blocker, Matthews might be the top all-around tackle and Watkins would give the Rams a deep threat who can stretch the field.
Expect even more rumors surrounding Clowney and the top three picks in the next two or three days, as news leaks out about which teams will have met with Clowney before and after his pro day.