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02/27/14 - 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 6. South Carolina superstar Jadeveon Clowney was equally astonishing and exasperating in Indianapolis. The No. 1 rated player in the draft, did enough to show why, with a 40-yard time that was announced in 4.53 second, a vertical jump of 37.5 inches, 21 reps on bench and a 10-03 broad jump after measuring in at 6-foot-5, 266 pounds. He had promised a 40 time in the 4.4 range, but at 4.53 is among the best ever for defensive ends at the combine. Four other defensive ends have run as fast or faster this century at the combine on NFLDraftScout.com's list. The best time this century for a defensive end at the combine came in 2002 when UAB's Bryan Thomas, at 6-4, 266, was clocked in 4.47 and was the 22nd overall pick (New York Jets). While he certainly wowed with his straight-line explosiveness, Clowney did not to participate in shuttle drills or the positional workouts, citing a hip flexor. By not fighting through the injury, Clowney did not take advantage of an opportunity to win over critics, who question why he wasn't more productive in 2013 despite his obvious talent. - The Sports Xchange
02/20/14 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 1. *Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina, 6-5, 274, 4.56, 1...First, think Randy Moss. Enough natural athletic ability to be the best, but there are questions about if, when and how hard he will work. Next, think Jevon Kearse -- physically freakish combination of size, speed, explosion, agility. Clowney predicts he will blur through 40 yards in 4.4 seconds, ala Kearse (4.42). College career marred by obvious spells of fatigue from poor conditioning and battled a foot injury throughout last season that should be monitored. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
02/19/14 - Clowney work ethic 'OK' per Ball Coach...Steve Spurrier did nothing to discourage simmering questions about South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's work ethic in a television appearance Wednesday. Asked to evaluate the 6-foot-5, 274-pound pass rusher's work habits after three years in the Gamecocks' program -- South Carolina totaled 33 wins -- Spurrier might have added to the ammunition for scouts ready to interrogate Clowney at the NFL Scouting Combine this week. "It was OK," Spurrier said on NFL Network, the implication being that Clowney didn't exactly wear out the alarm clock or tax the hinges on the weight-room door. "He wasn't Marcus Lattimore."
Lattimore's legendary work habits were praised by Spurrier prior to the 2013 NFL Draft and fully endorsed by head coach Jim Harbaugh, whose 49ers drafted Lattimore last April. Lattimore spent the season on injured reserve recovering from a second major leg injury in three years. Spurrier did underscore Clowney's explosiveness, a rare trait that the veteran coach said reminds him of former Florida Gators defensive end Jevon Kearse, a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 1999 who had 74 career sacks.
Clowney could be the story of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. If he works out as expected, his collective workout numbers are likely to rival some of the best ever at his position and raise comparisons to top combine headline-makers such as Vernon Davis for his rare power, speed and explosiveness. Those work ethic and love-of-the-game questions? Not going away anytime soon, especially with poignant observations like those from Spurrier fanning that flame. - The Sports Xchange
02/19/14 - 2014 NFL Combine: 10 prospects with the most to gain/lose: 4. Physical marvels: OT Greg Robinson, DE Jadeveon Clowney...Based on tape, these two prospects are worthy of a spot among the top-three picks in the draft. So if Robinson and Clowney arrive in Indianapolis and perform like they're capable, both could easily be first non-quarterbacks drafted in May. But if something were to go wrong, either during the interview process, medical evaluation or agility drills, some doubt could start to creep into the minds of decision-makers. Realistically, the possibility of that happening is slim, but because they are such physically-gifted specimens, much is expected. And when the expectations are high, it's sometimes tough for prospects to answer that hype. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/16/14 - Clowney says college athletes should be paid...Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who is expected to be taken early in the upcoming NFL Draft, said in a television interview that he might have stayed at South Carolina for another season if he were paid for being a college athlete. "Yes. Having to take care of my family, it would have made a difference if I'd have gotten paid," Clowney said on "Jim Rome" on Showtime, according to an ESPN.com report. "If I would have had the chance to take care of my family through college, I would have probably stayed in college." Clowney, ranked as the No. 1 prospect by NFLDraftScout.com for May's draft, also said he believes college athletes should be paid. "I think so," Clowney said. "They are selling our jerseys with our numbers and making money off of ticket sales, so I think college athletes should get paid." Despite had just three sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in 2013 after having 13.0 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss in 2012. - The Sports Xchange