Nov 23, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) sits out the game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers with an injury during the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY

Jadeveon Clowney: ‘I want to be the best, one of the greatest of all-time’


The on-field workouts began today at the NFL Scouting Combine, but plenty of eyes in Indianapolis were on former South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney who met with the media and said he wants to be one of the best of all-time.

Certainly, many of the 335 draft prospects at the combine share the same goal as Clowney, but not many can actually turn that goal in to a reality. Despite failing to meet the loftiest of expectations heaped upon him in 2013, Clowney still has a shot to be the first overall pick in the draft and that’s another one of his goals.

And considering the fact he was running the 40 in 4.46 during practice runs on Saturday at 6-5 1/4, 266 pounds, 34 1/2 arms, 10-inch hands and an 83-inch wingspan and he has the necessary size to fit the mold of a top pick.

In fact, Clowney said if he could have declared for the draft after his sophomore year when he was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and draft experts were saying he’d have been the top pick in 2013, he would have bolted for the draft.

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