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No. 1 overall draft pick Clowney arrives in Houston, talking big hits and hard work

  • Houston Texans No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, a defensive end from South Carolina, is all smiles as he meets the press during an introductory NFL football news conference Friday, May 9, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Houston Texans No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, a defensive end from South Carolina, is all smiles as he meets the press during an introductory NFL football news conference Friday, May 9, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jadeveon Clowney, the Houston Texans No. 1 overall draft pick, holds up his new jersey and jokes about where to look during an NFL football press conference Friday, May 9, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Jadeveon Clowney, the Houston Texans No. 1 overall draft pick, holds up his new jersey and jokes about where to look during an NFL football press conference Friday, May 9, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Texans No. 1 overall NFL draft pick defensive end Jadeveon Clowney meets the media during an introductory NFL football news conference Friday, May 9, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Houston Texans No. 1 overall NFL draft pick defensive end Jadeveon Clowney meets the media during an introductory NFL football news conference Friday, May 9, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

Anyone who's seen Jadeveon Clowney's monster tackle against Michigan in the Outback Bowl in 2013 won't be surprised to learn what the No. 1 overall pick likes best about football.

He says: "Big hits. I'm all about hitting. I don't care who it is. I just like to make hits."

That's what the Houston Texans are counting on after passing on a quarterback to select the South Carolina defensive end Thursday night.

He was introduced Friday in Houston, joining a team that features 2012 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt.

New Houston coach Bill O'Brien, who's taking over a team that hasn't won since Sept. 15, says he admired many things about Clowney. But the coach says the best thing about him is that he loves winning.