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08:59 AM ET 11.17 | His underwhelming 2013 season aside, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney remains the favorite, at least at this point, to be the top overall pick in the 2014 draft, it seems. NFP spoke to seven general managers or personnel directors last week, and five cited Clowney as the top prospect, despite pedestrian statistics (18 tackles, seven tackles for loss, only two sacks) this season. A poll by NFL.com produced similar results on the top prospect. "He's maybe not as clean a prospect as he was before the season," one executive told NFL.com, "but I still think he's going to be a stud in the NFL."

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Jadeveon Clowney, Getty Images Jadeveon Clowney, Getty Images
November 17, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Big Payday Coming Up, Bro.

November 17, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Only Time will tell if Clowney will ever grow up!

November 17, 2013  09:32 AM ET

A defensive end with his height, weight and athleticism is a Top Five pick regardless of what he does in college football.

Ziggy Ansah went #5 overall last year and he didn't have half the college resume that Clowney has.

November 17, 2013  09:39 AM ET

He made one highlight reel play after being unblocked in a bowl game. Yeah, he's got skills and deserves a high pick, but let's get real: He's not the second coming of Alan Page or Cortez Kennedy.

November 17, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He made one highlight reel play after being unblocked in a bowl game. Yeah, he's got skills and deserves a high pick, but let's get real: He's not the second coming of Alan Page or Cortez Kennedy.

THIS! ^^^

November 17, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Big Payday Coming Up, Bro.

If he lives up to the hype, he might just make it past his rookie contract.

November 17, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's not the second coming of Alan Page or Cortez Kennedy.

That might be because he is a DE, and the two players you chose to reference played DT.

November 17, 2013  09:47 AM ET

He is a question mark; good to great physical skills/potential, but his desire for greatness is ?

November 17, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That might be because he is a DE, and the two players you chose to reference played DT.

Ok, change it to Deacon Jones or Reggie White.

November 17, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That might be because he is a DE, and the two players you chose to reference played DT.

Actually, since he's only about 250, I'm thinking a hybrid end/LB in a 3-4.

November 17, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He made one highlight reel play after being unblocked in a bowl game. Yeah, he's got skills and deserves a high pick, but let's get real: He's not the second coming of Alan Page or Cortez Kennedy.

If nothing else, Clowney owes ESPN for them playing that highlight a few hundred times a week.

November 17, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

If nothing else, Clowney owes ESPN for them playing that highlight a few hundred times a week.

Good morning, Mel.

You think McCown can continue the magic today?

November 17, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Even if either of the two Fla. teams end up with the top pick there is no guarantee they will pick the defensive end. This man could end up in SF since they are loaded with draft picks.

November 17, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Ok, change it to Deacon Jones or Reggie White.

Although, Alan Page was built more like a present day defensive end than Reggie White.

November 17, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Even if either of the two Fla. teams end up with the top pick there is no guarantee they will pick the defensive end. This man could end up in SF since they are loaded with draft picks.

He will be a FaIlcon imo

November 17, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Even if either of the two Fla. teams end up with the top pick there is no guarantee they will pick the defensive end. This man could end up in SF since they are loaded with draft picks.

Browns are top heavy with picks as well.

November 17, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Good morning, Mel.You think McCown can continue the magic today?

Hey 3M...

You know what? I do think McCown can get it done today. It's the defense I'm more concerned about, though.

November 17, 2013  10:17 AM ET

GO BEARS

November 17, 2013  10:18 AM ET

GO EAGLES

 
November 17, 2013  10:18 AM ET

GO PACKERS

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