2013 South Carolina Gamecocks Player Profile: Jadeveon Clowney
Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 272 pounds, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is probably the best player in all of college football. Clowney is an absolute beast. He has an elite skill set of speed, strength and athleticism that we may have never seen before. This guy is incredible to watch and I am sure it is only going to continue this season.
In his first two years in college, Clowney has totaled 21 sacks and 35.5 tackles for losses. You simply do not see players like Clowney anymore. Usually, a pass rushing defensive end either has good power or speed. Clowney is elite in both aspects of the game. He also has incredible explosiveness as he fires off the ball faster than anybody in college football.
There is no doubt that Clowney is an incredible football talent. Georgia head coach Mark Richt actually said that Clowney is the best football player at any level. That seems a little ridiculous considering he is not even in the NFL yet, but it just simply shows how talented Clowney is.
Speaking of the NFL, it is widely thought that Clowney will leave South Carolina for the NFL Draft after this coming season.
It makes sense. Clowney is the most talented and dominant player in college football. If he does leave for the draft like expected, he will probably end up being the no. 1 pick. Aside from quarterback, an elite pass rusher is probably the thing that NFL teams covet more than anything. Clowney has to be the safest bet to become an elite pass rusher in years.
I expect Clowney to dominate the SEC this season. He is one of the most talented players in the entire game. Clowney will surely take home a bunch of awards at the end of the year. Could he possibly be the next defensive player to take home the Heisman Trophy? It may not be likely, but do not rule it out.