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Jadeveon Clowney ran 4.5 40-yd dash at winter workouts

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09:03 AM ET 03.06 | South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is among the best defenders in all of college football and a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. In fact, Clowney is so good that many believe he could have entered the 2013 NFL Draft and been the first player selected. Since coming out of high school, Clowney has been an athletic freak with an NFL-ready body. All eyes will be on Clowney throughout the year as NFL scouts continue to nitpick his film. One thing they may not have to question, however, is his speed. Clowney participated in recent winter workouts with the South Carolina football team and had an incredible performance. At 6-foot-5, 270-pounds, it is reported that Clowney ran a 4.5 second 40-yard dash. Simply incredible.

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March 6, 2013  09:54 PM ET

The only scouts that will be nitpicking his game film are those whose teams will have no chance of selecting him.

March 6, 2013  10:19 PM ET

Mr. Clowney is a once-in-a-generation talent. He should have won the Heisman last season, IMO. There is NO player in CFB who is as dominant as Jadaveon Clowney.

My only question is this: How the hell did Nick Saban NOT find a way to get this kid to Tuscaloosa?

March 7, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

My only question is this: How the hell did Nick Saban NOT find a way to get this kid to Tuscaloosa?

The car with the bags of cash was using the beta version of Apple maps and ended up in South Dakota instead of South Carolina.

March 7, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Mr. Clowney is a once-in-a-generation talent. He should have won the Heisman last season, IMO. There is NO player in CFB who is as dominant as Jadaveon Clowney.My only question is this: How the hell did Nick Saban NOT find a way to get this kid to Tuscaloosa?

..and, I'll believe the 4.50 when its at the combine. You hear all the time how incredible times are at workouts only to find they are very generous

March 7, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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..and, I'll believe the 4.50 when its at the combine. You hear all the time how incredible times are at workouts only to find they are very generous

That was my first thought - who timed it/what timing system was used/what
were the conditions, etc.

March 7, 2013  11:24 AM ET

However, I would not be surprised if it turned out to be legit.

This guy is right up there with the original "Freak", Jevon Kearse, who ran a 4.48 at 270 lbs. at the 1999 Combine, along with a 37 inch vertical leap.

March 7, 2013  12:13 PM ET

Clowney is a great player. I love Clowney.

March 7, 2013  01:02 PM ET

Hey FanSided: Please pardon those of us who don't feel the need to fall down and worship at the Jadeveon Clowney altar you've erected.

Your a bi-weekly infomercial on Clowney is exposing some serious man-crush issues. Get some help.

March 7, 2013  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This guy is right up there with the original "Freak", Jevon Kearse...

Exactly who Clowney reminds me of....

 
March 7, 2013  03:42 PM ET

I dont care who or how they timed it, the kid impresses when on the field which is all that matters. Of course being a transcendent physical specimen isnt hurting him in any way.

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