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Clowney vows to put on an “amazing” Scouting Combine

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Top prospects often decline to run at the Scouting Combine, but South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney says he plans to put on a show.

Clowney likely would have been the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft if not for the NFL’s rule requiring players to be at least three years out of high school before entering the draft. And although his draft stock may have slipped slightly in the last year, he is still considered a very high pick this year. And Clowney told Josh Kendall of The State that he wants to cement his status as a top pick, so he will participate in all drills at the Combine, where he expects to light it up.

“The numbers I am going to put up are going to be amazing,” Clowney said.

Clowney is listed at 6-foot-6 and 274 pounds and claims he can run a 4.46-second 40-yard dash. If Clowney can do that at the Combine, it really would be amazing.

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  1. tvjules says: Jan 19, 2014 8:41 AM

    The Texans need a QB more than a DE.

  2. primenumber19 says: Jan 19, 2014 8:44 AM

    Down with the NCAA

  3. dynastyposeiden says: Jan 19, 2014 8:46 AM

    it is only about “want to ” with this kid he obviously has all the tools

  4. 12brichandfamous says: Jan 19, 2014 8:48 AM

    The “amazing” hit in the bowl game knocking the RBs helmet off, was actually a missed assignment by the tackle. Clowney was never blocked! ESPN never states that. They just show the replay over and over like its frigging amazing. Any professional DE gets the same result when unblocked.

  5. keltictim says: Jan 19, 2014 8:49 AM

    I don’t see any reason to doubt his 40 time. I was at every practice open to the public (not much else to do in columbia) and every home game, I admittedly missed a few snaps of away games on tv. His speed is as promised. He may be rough around the edges in terms of defensive schemes and reading, due in large part to his coaches allowing him to freelance this past season, but his speed is uncanny.

  6. medialovesthecowboys says: Jan 19, 2014 8:50 AM

    Mike Mamula and Tom Brady have proved that what you do at the combine, doesn’t really mean much.

  7. mianfr says: Jan 19, 2014 8:52 AM

    I’d be stunned if he didn’t. Honestly I think he was too fast for a college end… He might benefit from being slowed a bit more by elite-level tackles.

    I don’t know if he’s ever going to lead the league in sacks, but I think he’s going to be a phenomenally versatile and effective player who will make this senior season a blip.

  8. chargrz says: Jan 19, 2014 8:56 AM

    He will have an amazing combine but that is when he will quit trying. PASS!

  9. classyjacklambert says: Jan 19, 2014 9:00 AM

    Super talented guy but not much up there mentally. He could be great or out of the league in four years.

  10. elmaxoh says: Jan 19, 2014 9:02 AM

    The guy is a freak he can do it all but let’s see if he wants to.

  11. jpb12 says: Jan 19, 2014 9:09 AM

    Vernon Gholston

  12. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jan 19, 2014 9:13 AM

    This guy is a beast. I dont put much stock in last year. He was trying to avoid major injury.

  13. bluepike says: Jan 19, 2014 9:19 AM

    Greatest player who ever lived.

  14. klroot says: Jan 19, 2014 9:20 AM

    Like to see him in Cleveland, but never mind Mike Lombardi, will not draft players that make it on a starting roster

  15. boogymanoflamancha says: Jan 19, 2014 9:29 AM

    Think he will be very good, but c’mon man…no way he would have been the 1st pick last year

  16. gborange says: Jan 19, 2014 9:36 AM

    He means unless the combine is on one of the days he takes off. His talents are out of this world, but his work ethic appears to be pretty average.

  17. bamboozle99 says: Jan 19, 2014 9:38 AM

    Now that the season is over, he is ready to play hard.

  18. wawa33 says: Jan 19, 2014 9:44 AM

    Didn’t the Eagles Mike Mamula have great numbers at the combine?

  19. mrbigass says: Jan 19, 2014 10:04 AM

    Aaron Curry was a can’t miss also.

    Jus’ sayin’ that all this microscopic examination is just a crap shoot in the end.

  20. rg3andthensome says: Jan 19, 2014 10:18 AM

    Sure Clown

  21. seatownballers says: Jan 19, 2014 10:34 AM

    Aaron Curry 2.0

  22. RexCanCoach says: Jan 19, 2014 10:34 AM

    He is going to stink it up at the combine, stays in 1st round but as a New York Jet, where Rex Ryan turns him into a perennial all pro.

  23. capspats says: Jan 19, 2014 10:45 AM

    As my grandpa always says, talk is cheap

  24. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 19, 2014 10:58 AM

    We don’t see him turning out to be a bust. He wasn’t motivated last year because there really wasn’t any reason for him to be there. Physically, he is been ready for the NFL. So why take years off your NFL career by grinding out a college season when you are already guaranteed a top 10 spot?

  25. bobleblah says: Jan 19, 2014 11:13 AM

    I bet he puts together amazing contract seasons too.

  26. green41563 says: Jan 19, 2014 11:29 AM

    I’m sure he will. And some team will get stuck with another play-when-I-feel-like-it turd.

  27. kayakattack says: Jan 19, 2014 11:35 AM

    Champion of the underwear Olympics? How about you put that kinda effort into your ACTUAL game

  28. kahunanc says: Jan 19, 2014 11:35 AM

    Texans owner called him out. Let’s see how he responds. After first 3-4 picks in draft throw darts.

  29. epack13sb says: Jan 19, 2014 11:46 AM

    He’s not clowning around anymore…Time to get paid!

  30. djshnooks says: Jan 19, 2014 11:53 AM

    Imagine him in Buffalo…

    Mario Williams – Kyle Williams – Marcell Dareus – Jadaveon Clowney

    Wow. Goodbye Tom Brady.

  31. tjacks7 says: Jan 19, 2014 12:15 PM

    Vernon Gholston 2.0.

  32. gb4mn0 says: Jan 19, 2014 1:08 PM

    Clowney is desperate to not drop to No.8 and go to the vikqueens.

  33. phillyhouse222 says: Jan 19, 2014 1:39 PM

    Clowney takes plays off…

    This coming from the same people who sit at a computer all day in their cubicles. They don’t have 300+ offensive tackles coming at them or running backs chipping them.

    The “takes plays off” thing is ridiculous.

  34. oriolesvsravens says: Jan 19, 2014 1:54 PM

    The combine is how you get the $$$ so I’m not surprised. We’ll see what happens starting in August.

  35. chargrz says: Jan 19, 2014 2:23 PM

    I heard he spelled combine with a K.

  36. smillr58 says: Jan 19, 2014 5:18 PM

    Did he go to Clown College?

  37. kev86 says: Jan 19, 2014 8:20 PM

    Dexter Manley couldn’t read. Clowney will be just fine and wreak havoc in the nfl.

  38. crabbies2013 says: Jan 19, 2014 10:34 PM

    He is the best football player in this draft and the last year’s draft as well. Nobody is close.

  39. qwest12 says: Jan 20, 2014 1:52 AM

    Calling it, he will be epic failure like Haynesworth…wrong attitude

  40. dbarker419 says: Jan 20, 2014 1:47 PM

    Only if he gets hurt will a pick be bad. Watched every game he played. A beast and most schemed against player ever.

    Ask Tiny Richardson of Tennessee what he thinks. Dominated a first round pick as was only team that tried to block him one on one.

  41. dbarker419 says: Jan 20, 2014 1:47 PM

    Only if he gets hurt will a pick be bad. Watched every game he played. A beast and most schemed against player ever.

    Ask Tiny Richardson of Tennessee what he thinks. Dominated a first round pick as was only team that tried to block him one on one.

  42. dbarker419 says: Jan 20, 2014 1:48 PM

    Only if he gets hurt will a pick be bad. Watched every game he played. A beast and most schemed against player ever.

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