10 Updates
NFL: Jadeveon Clowney Has Impressive 40-Yard Dash in Combine
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NFL: Jadeveon Clowney Has Impressive 40-Yard Dash in Combine

Feb 24 2014, 7:27pm CST | by

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney impressed at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 24 with a time of 4.53 in the 40-yard dash.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney impressed at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 24 with a time of 4.53 in the 40-yard dash. Jeff Legwold of ESPN notes it's a strong finish at the combine...

Filed under: news

 
 
 

42 weeks ago

NFL: Jadeveon Clowney Has Impressive 40-Yard Dash in Combine

Feb 24 2014, 7:27pm CST | by

NFL: Jadeveon Clowney Has Impressive 40-Yard Dash in Combine Photo Credit: Getty Images

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney impressed at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 24 with a time of 4.53 in the 40-yard dash.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney impressed at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 24 with a time of 4.53 in the 40-yard dash

Jeff Legwold of ESPN notes it's a strong finish at the combine for somebody whome many scouts believe is the most physically gifted NFL draft aspirant. 

"Jadeveon Clowney finished his stay at the NFL scouting combine Monday by confirming what many scouts thought about the former South Carolina star. He also left some questions unanswered. 

"In his four-day trek through the league's annual showcase of draft prospects, Clowney showed both breathtaking athletic potential and curious decision-making, multiple scouts and personnel executives told ESPN.com. 

"It's all part of the pre-draft puzzle with Clowney, considered by many to be the most physically gifted player on the board. 

"Clowney, whose work ethic was questioned by his own coach this past season and who raised eyebrows with a below-average performance in the bench press at the combine, still blistered the turf inside Lucas Oil Stadium and was clocked at 4.53 seconds in the 40-yard dash."

According to Josh Kendall of GoGamecocks.com, the 6'6", 266-lb. Clowney's time of 4.53 is "the fastest by a defensive lineman at this year's combine and a faster time than the average wide receiver ran at the event this year." 

Clowney's second 40-yard dash clocked at 4.48 seconds -- an indication of his explosiveness, notes Yahoo! Sports' Frank Schwab. The same update also states the star defensive end from South Carolina could only muster 21 225-lb. bench presses, a number which his low for a defensive lilneman.   

As for the rest of his combine events, Clowney's broad jump was measured at 124 inches while his vertical jump was 37.5 inches. Kendall points out the former ranked first among defensive linemen while the latter ranked second. 

NFL analyst Mike Maycock says Clowney's showing at this year's 40-yard dash is more impressive than Chris Johnson's 4.24 set six years ago because Clowney is heavier by 75 pounds, per Kendall. 

This prompted Maycock to label Clowney as "a freak."

Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, another NFL analyst, echoed Maycock's sentiment about Clowney being a unique physical specimen but questions his work ethic, per Kendall. 

"It's frightening to see a man that big and that fast coming down this field. He is a freak. The thing I want to see him do is put his feet in the ground and come with a hunger and love for this game.

"The film is a shame. I'm ashamed to look at it. I had to push pause, get up and walk around the room and calm myself down. I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?' There's no way this kid is allowing this tape to be sent around the country. 

"When you turn his tape on, you don't see that love for the game, that love of the hunt that you want to see from a defensive lineman, but the kid's a freak and boy is he athletic."

With this, Clowney told Legwold over the weekend he's hoping he be selected first overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He said,"That's one of my goals here, to go No. 1. I came out of high school as the No. 1 player, so I want to come out of here as the No. 1 guy."

Legwold also says Clowney has been dealing with bone spurs in his right foot since his high school days. He will let whichever team drafts him decide if needs surgery or not. 

 
Update
10

6 weeks ago

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans: Live Score and Analysis for Philadelphia

Nov 2 2014 11:38am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

The Philadelphia Eagles travel to Houston to play the Texans in a game that has playoff implications for both teams. The 5-2 Eagles are in a quest to stay on the heels of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, while the most realistic option for the Texans is a wild-card berth.  For the Eagles, this game marks the return of veteran running back Darren Sproles, who missed one game with a knee injury suffered against the New York Giants earlier thi ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
9

6 weeks ago

Clowney, Cushing both sidelined for Texans

Nov 2 2014 10:32am CST | Source: ESPN.com - NFL

The Houston Texans will be without two key linebackers Sunday as they face the Philadelphia Eagles, as neither first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney nor veteran Brian Cushing ...
Source: ESPN.com - NFL   Full article at: ESPN.com - NFL
 

 
Update
8

6 weeks ago

Jadeveon Clowney (illness) won't play vs. PHL - Jadeveon Clowney | HOU

Nov 2 2014 10:14am CST | Source: Rotoworld.com

Jadeveon Clowney (illness) will not play in Sunday's Week 9 game ag ...
Source: Rotoworld.com   Full article at: Rotoworld.com
 

 
Update
7

7 weeks ago

Jadeveon Clowney on return to action at TEN

Oct 26 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: houston texans

Jadeveon Clowney shared how his knee felt and more after the win at Tenness ...
Source: houston texans   Full article at: houston texans
 

 
Update
6

7 weeks ago

Jadeveon Clowney on return to action at TEN

Oct 26 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: houston texans

Jadeveon Clowney shared how his knee felt and more after the win at Tennessee. ...
Source: houston texans   Full article at: houston texans
 

 
Update
5

7 weeks ago

Foster runs all over Titans as Texans snap skid

Oct 26 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Arian Foster helped the Houston Texans put an end to their three-game skid in time for a signature moment in franchise history. Foster ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a pass for a score, and the Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise’s 200th game. The Texans (4-4) finally got a win as Foster topped 100 yards rushing in his fourth straight game. J.J. Watt had two sacks and forced a fumble as the Texans beat the team they replac ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
4

7 weeks ago

Foster runs all over Titans as Texans snap skid

Oct 26 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Arian Foster helped the Houston Texans put an end to their three-game skid in time for a signature moment in franchise history. Foster ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a pass for a score, and the Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise’s 200th game. The Texans (4-4) finally got a win as Foster topped 100 yards rushing in his fourth straight game. J ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
3

7 weeks ago

Foster runs all over Titans as Texans snap skid

Oct 26 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Arian Foster helped the Houston Texans put an end to their three-game skid in time for a signature moment in franchise history. Foster ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a pass for a score, and the Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise’s 200th game. The Texans (4-4) finally got a win as Foster topped 100 yards rushing in his fourth straight game. J.J. Watt had two sacks and forced ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
2

7 weeks ago

Foster runs all over Titans as Texans snap skid

Oct 26 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Arian Foster helped the Houston Texans put an end to their three-game skid in time for a signature moment in franchise history. Foster ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a pass for a score, and the Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise’s 200th game. The Texans (4-4) finally got a win as Foster topped 100 yards rushing in his fourth straight game. J.J. Watt had two sacks and forced a fumble as the Texans beat ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

Foster runs all over Titans as Texans snap skid

Oct 26 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Arian Foster helped the Houston Texans put an end to their three-game skid in time for a signature moment in franchise history. Foster ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a pass for a score, and the Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise’s 200th game. The Texans (4-4) finally got a win as Foster topped 100 yards rushing in his fourth straigh ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian bowlers in fine form in second practice match
Adelaide, Dec 4 (IANS) Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets here Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia.
 
 
Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club.
 
 
Harris raring to make a comeback from injury
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris Thursday said he is both physically and mentally fit to make a comeback to the national squad, to play the first Commonwealth Bank Test against India starting Dec 9.
 
 
European golfing duo target Thailand meet
Chonburi (Thailand), Dec 4 (IANS) Two of Europe's most consistent performers will be looking to end 2014 with a bang at the Thailand Golf Championship which takes place at the award-winning Amata Spring Country Club Dec 11-14.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
Read more on Business Balla
 
School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
Read more on Business Balla
 
PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
Read more on Politics Balla