Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 266
40: 4.51
Year: 3Jr

Jadeveon Clowney

School: South Carolina
Position: DE
Positive: Highly decorated three-year starter who finished his junior campaign with 40 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, and three sacks. Sophomore totals included 23.5 tackles for loss as well as 13 sacks. Athletic, game-impacting defender who must be accounted for on every snap. Fluid and quick moving in every direction. Fast in pursuit and a natural pass rusher. Plays with excellent balance, body control, and pad level. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, immediately alters his angle of attack, and shows the ability dropping off the line of scrimmage to play in space. Physically dominates opponents. Can be an overwhelming force and disrupts the action. Bends off the edge, is rarely knocked off his feet, and covers a lot of ground. Runs over blocks or knocks back opposing linemen with violent hand punch. Creates opportunities for teammates as opponents consistently focus on him.
Negative: Marginal instincts and misreads plays. At times, too concerned about rushing up the field and lets ballcarriers slip by him. Does not seem to play with a sense of urgency. Off-the-field work habits have been questioned.
Analysis: Clowney is far and away the top prospect in this year's draft and one of the best defensive players in the process since Bruce Smith in 1985. He's a lineman who is dominant in all facets with the ability to play in a variety of schemes at the next level. Clowney comes with enormous upside but must learn to do the little things well and prepare himself off the field to reach his incredible potential on the field. Hands down the top player in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Updated 4/28
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11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr