You have Clowney who is a once-in-a-decade type defensive prospect, and then you have Bridgewater who isn't as good of a prospect but can arguably bring more to your team since he's a QB and has a hell of an arm. Who would you take #1?
I don't understand why everyone says that Clowney is going to be the undisputed #1 pick in next years draft. Besides Sam Bradford and Andrew Luck I don't ever remembering a player who was projected to go #1 in one year go #1 in the next year.
You see it every year... The guy who was the consensus top guy at the beginning of the season is no where to be found at the end. I'm not saying that will happen with Bridgewater, but you can't completely dismiss recent history when you're in the third week of the season.
Guys like Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota have already jumped way up on Kiper's big board. Not that he's always right (quite the contrary), but again... recent history.
Teddy Bridgewater, easy. Clowney has not lived up to the hype so far.
You're basing this on what, exactly? The first game of the year on a hot August day in South Carolina? Or has he been bad/underwhelming in the other games, too? Because he was an absolute monster last year. So if he's been good in the other games this year, then saying he hasn't lived up to the hype so far based on one game is incredibly ignorant.
Clowney is definitely not playing like the number one pick. Anyone who thinks so is probably still watching that one hit on YouTube.
Can he be it? Sure. Physically speaking, he's a monster and he did produce last year. But that's last year and sports is a what have you done for me lately profession. And what he's done lately isn't close to warranting a top pick in next year's draft. A few question marks have arisen about him this year: conditioning, football commitment, character issues, etc. He's far from a perfect prospect right now. Note right now.
Personally speaking, give me the QB like I'll take the center in the NBA. Not always right, just how I feel.