If there was any doubt regarding the intentions of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney regarding the 2014 draft, there shouldn’t have been.
According to the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier (via NFL.com), coach Steve Spurrier said after Saturday’s win over Coastal Carolina that Clowney and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles will “go out with the seniors” for pre-game recognition during Saturday’s home finale.
Clowney was regarded by many before the season as a lock to be the eventual first pick in the draft. Thanks to injury and ineffectiveness, it’s now not so clear that he’ll be the first guy off the board.
Regardless, his days of playing for free are soon to end.