There’s a ceiling on what South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clwoney can show us today at his pro day.
We already know he’s a spectacular athlete, but he’s hoping to put on an even better show than he did at the Scouting Combine.
While he ran a 4.53-second 40 (at 266 pounds), the 21 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press were fewer than many expected.
But the guy who is being paid to get Clowney ready for today thinks Clowney will look better in working out for scouts.
“Everyone talks about how he doesn’t work hard. That kid worked his [butt] off,” said trainer Jed Hartigan of Velocity Sports Performance, via the Charlotte Observer. “He might not have worked hard before, but right now he’s training really, really hard.”
More important than the workout numbers will be the on-field drills he does today.
Teams will push him to see how he responds, and he might be asked to stand up and do linebacker drills by some who wonder if he can play in a 3-4.
How he responds to the coaching will be as important as anything else, as we already know that he’s big and strong.