According to most experts, JClown is the top prospect in the draft by a long shot. The man has 2 years of the sweetest tape ever seen, and then came 2013. What happened? Does that lackluster year give teams a good reason to pass over this generational talent? I think not.
Here are the 4 main reasons Clowney stunk it up in 13.
1. He was double and tripled teamed. His teammates benefited from this as seen by Kelsey Quarles' monster year. This is the most obvious reason.
2. He played hurt all season long. Ever had bone spurs in your feet? When he took a game off his coach threw him under the bus. Obviously there were issues between Spurier and Clowney, and the latter was not willing to play hard for the former.
3. He watched his teammate Marcus Lattimore nearly have his leg ripped off in what may be the most gruesome injury in college football history. Then he saw his draft status go from sure fire first round pick, to being lucky getting drafted in the 4th. That's tens of millions of dollars lost. JC obviously was affected by this.
4. As a result he did not even want to play in 2013. There was lots of talk about him taking the season off; and why not? If he would have skipped the season he'd be going number for sure.
My first choice is to trade down and grab the BPA. But if that isn't possible you got to take Clowney.