J.J. Watt has been extraordinary this season.
A pick-six against Buffalo.
The fumble return for a score against Indianapolis.
The batted passes, sacks, quarterback hits and tackles for loss.
And Jadeveon Clowney thinks he can do it too.
"I see myself doing the same thing," Clowney said on Friday. "I tell him 'I remember I used to do that in college.'"
Clowney made highlight reel plays at South Carolina, and he was drafted by the Texans to continue doing that at the professional level. The rookie has less than a half of play under his belt after exiting with a knee injury in Week 1 against Washington. He has high expectations and believes he can continue to make the impactful plays he made in college. But he said Watt has challenged him.
"He's like 'Yeah, I know,'" Clowney said. "'Can you do it on the next level?'"
While Watt's wreaked havoc on the rest of the NFL, Clowney's watched in admiration.
"Watt plays great every game," Clowney said. "He plays with great emotion and effort out there. He gives 100 percent every time he's out on the field."
When Clowney gets back to action, which he hopes is on October 20 at Pittsburgh, he plans on getting after the quarterback and making plays. Like Watt.
"I'm just ready to come out there and help him," Clowney said.
The Texans will have Saturday and Sunday off before they begin prep work for the Steelers on Monday.