South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been one of the most highly hyped prospects in recent memory and that has led to the over analyzing of his game. You will hear that Clowney takes plays off or that he has packed it in for the season with his sights set on the NFL, but no matter what story lines are given, you can’t change that Clowney is an absolute beast.
He may not have the impact on the stat sheet that he was able to record a season ago, but Clowney is affecting the game in ways that any truly dominant defender is able to do. Opposing defenses want nothing to do with Clowney, so they often times run to the opposite side of the line.
When it comes to dropping back to pass, Clowney is consistently getting push on the opposing offensive linemen, which makes quarterbacks uneasy and forces them to move around the pocket in order to avoid his rush. No matter what knocks you will hear on Clowney over the next few months, you can’t deny that he will be a top five pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
But the question remains, where would be the best fits for Clowney?
Let’s take a look.