During an interview with SiriusXM at the annual combine, Ford had some strong criticism for Clowney’s technique as a pass-rusher.
“I’m better [than Clowney],” Ford said during the interview. “Let’s put it like this. People like to talk about size all the time. Size is pretty much overrated in my eyes.
“You can look at guys like Robert Mathis, Elvis Dumervil, Von Miller. These are 6-2 guys and under. People are just looking at the fact that [Clowney] is a physical specimen. Honestly if you watch the film, he plays like a blind dog in a meat market basically.”
Shots fired! Nothing like a little pre-draft trash talking to peep up an otherwise long, draining process. Considering that Clowney ran an unofficial 4.47 and 4.48 40-yard dash at 6’5″, 260+ lbs, you can afford to have sloppy technique. To quantify just how fast Clowney is, his time would put him among the 20 fastest players at the combine at any position.
Regardless of how sloppy Ford thinks Clowney’s technique is, players with that combination of size, speed and explosiveness don’t come around every year.
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