2014 NFL Draft: Fantasy Football IDP Profile For DE Jadeveon Clowney

By Adam McGill
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The 2014 NFL Draft is quickly approaching and it is no secret that South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney has been a constant topic of conversation. The athletic pass-rusher has been in contention for the first overall selection for two years now and it remains to be seen which top-five team decides to grab the future All-Pro pass rusher.

Let’s look at his NFL Scouting Combine Results first:




40-Yard Dash (Seconds)

4.53 (1st)

Bench Press (225 Pounds)

21 (33rd)

Vertical Jump (Inches)

37.5 (2nd)

Broad Jump (Inches)

124 (2nd)

Three-Cone Drill (Seconds)

7.27 (12th)


Clowney is the type of talent that comes along just once a decade. He has the speed of a running back, evident by his 4.53 40-time, and he has made a living off of hitting opposing quarterbacks. He will be an instant factor for any defense.

Some critics are questioning his drop in production this past season. The defensive end shocked the world by racking up 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss in 2012, but his numbers plummeted to just three sacks and 11.5 TFL this past collegiate season. Opposing team’s completely tried to take the elite pass rusher out of the game. He was constantly double-teamed and opposing squads threw everything they had at the superstar.

Clowney also dealt with several nagging injuries throughout the season, mainly a foot and rib injury. It is hard to give 100% with rib injuries and a full off-season to get healthy will quickly revitalize the youngster’s game.

Clowney should be drafted as a top-15 defensive lineman this summer and even higher in any type of IDP keeper league or dynasty format. He will add at least eight sacks in his first professional season and will quickly join the conversation as one of the best pass rushers in fantasy.



Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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