Feb 24, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks Jadeveon Clowney looks on during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons GM: Flattered Clowney wants Falcons to draft him


Former South Carolina Gameocks defensive end and the owner of a 4.53 40-yard dash time Jadeveon Clowney said he would love to see the Atlanta Falcons draft him, although he hopes they trade up from the No. 6 pick to do so, which flattered Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

“That’s great to hear that from someone,” Dimitroff said. “I’m sure he’s saying that to everyone, as well. He’s making sure he follows back around.”

Whether the Falcons are able to move up to take Clowney is another story, but Dimitroff essentially kept the door open by telling the Atlanta Journal Constitution, we will always be open for business.

“We will always be open to move up and back, depends on what’s right for us. Again, I feel really comfortable with where we are at six, but there are opportunities on both sides of six.”

The Falcons front-office has already made one big splash when they traded up from the bottom of the first round to take Julio Jones at No. 6 a few years ago, so could another trade up be in store for the Falcons to get another SEC star?

If the Houston Texans pass on Clowney for a quarterback or offensive lineman, the St. Louis Rams have been mentioned as a team who could be looking to trade down from the No. 2 spot, which they received in the trade for Robert Griffin III with the Washington Redskins.

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