Jadeveon Clowney: Houston Texans' NFL Draft Profile

Jadeveon Clowney: Houston Texans' NFL Draft Profile
May 8, 2014, 7:15 pm
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Jadeveon Clowney (DE), South Carolina

6'5" | 266 lbs.

2013 stats:

40 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 4 PD, FF


1st round, No. 1 overall (Houston Texans)

What the scouts are saying:

"Has frequently taken the inside line this year, likely due to the shorter distance to the backfield. Loves to utilize an arm over swim and athletic footwork is on displays when avoiding cut blocks. Loops inside with ease. A rare power and speed athlete." (Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com)

"A physical specimen with a rare size-speed combination, Clowney was not as impactful as a junior while playing through injuries and being forced to deal with opposing offenses that fully accounted for him with extra chip protection. Is every bit worthy of the first overall pick -- will immediately upgrade a defensive line and improve the production of those around him." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Exceedingly rare combination of size, explosiveness, strength, speed and technique. Times the snap well and possesses true explosiveness out of his stance to cross the face of the left tackle. Exceptional burst off the snap with lateral agility and an array of pass rush moves. Simply too quick for trap blocks, consistently flashing into the backfield to beat oncoming blockers." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"The hype around Jadeveon Clowney is justified. He is the best defensive prospect to enter the NFL draft this century - with the possible exception of Ndamukong Suh in 2010. Clowney has a rare skill set with an elite combination of speed, strength and athleticism. He is the "Andrew Luck" of defensive draft prospects." (WalterFootball.com)

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