The 2014 NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis. The popularity of the annual gathering of draft-ready prospects being tested physically and mentally has grown steadily in recent years. The most popular event is the 40-yard dash and one of the most-watched prospects will be polarizing defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. If what we’re hearing is true, Clowney is set to wow scouts.
B/R’s Matt Miller: Sources close to Jadeveon Clowney say he has been running a 4.46 40-yard dash in practice. VIDEO: http://t.co/Iztt1tXHkF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 22, 2014
This is particularly frightening considering Clowney’s stature. ESPN’s Adam Schefter laid out Clowney’s measurements at the combine.
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney measured in at 6’5 ¼, 266 lbs, 34 ½ inch arms, 83 inch wingspan. As Bill Polian said, “Bruce Smith like.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2014
It’s safe to say that if Clowney, at his size, can run a 4.46 second 40-yard dash, he will be the talk of the combine…as if he wasn’t going to be already. It would certainly make it hard for the Houston Texans to pass on him with the first overall pick; his combination of size and speed would be unprecedented.