The first two seasons of Jadeveon Clowney's NFL career were a frustrating combination of injuries and unfulfilled expectations. Then came September 2016, and Texans fans finally were about to learn how life without J.J. Watt was going to feel, with the three-time Defensive Player of the Year undergoing season-ending back surgery after a Week 3 loss to New England. It was time for Clowney to step up and fill the Watt-size breach left behind. Thankfully, for Texans fans, the 2014 No. 1 overall pick did just that. The 2016 season became Clowney's breakout campaign, as he earned his first Pro Bowl selection and managed to stay healthy for virtually the entire season. The best part about Clowney's 2016 season is that he got better as the season went along — in December games against the Colts, Jaguars and Bengals, as well as the playoff game against the Raiders, Clowney was the best player on the field. Without Watt for most of the season, the Texans were still able to have the No. 1 defense in football, as measured by yards allowed. Now, with Watt healthy again, it's scary to think what a fully unleashed combination of Watt and Clowney is going to do to offensive linemen in 2017.