Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who came into his junior season as the early front runner for the top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, will be honored by South Carolina at their annual Senior Day, head coach Steve Spurrier announced. The honor unofficially signifies that Clowney will be foregoing his senior year and will enter the draft next spring.
Clowney has had a disappointing season statistically after coming into the year with astronomical expectations. The 6’6″, 275-lb athletic marvel has only registered two sacks and 33 tackles so far this season after a combined 21 sacks and 35.5 tackles for loss his freshman and sophomore years, including 13.5 sacks as a sophomore.
Regardless of his questionable production this season, Clowney is still regarded as a potential top-10 pick. If he impresses scouts during pre-draft workouts, his physical tools and raw talent may be enough to propel him back to the top of draft boards.
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