Jadeveon Clowney is a rare talent with the skill set to be an elite NFL defensive end. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)
BBD Staff Writer: Evan Sidery
If Jadeveon Clowney was eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft, he would have gone with the first overall pick. He is ranked at the top of my initial 2014 big board, and is going to be very tough to unseat from the top spot this year.
Clowney has the game to fit any defense on the next level. He could put his hand in the dirt as a 4-3 defensive end (what he did at South Carolina) or stand up as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He is a once-in-a-generation prospect who should make an instant impact in the NFL. Clowney is an even more dominant prospect defensively than Andrew Luck was offensively as the consensus No. 1 overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft.