Some quotes, tweets, reaction and other observations from Jadeveon Clowney’s pro day workout, held at Williams-Brice Stadium earlier today.
The Numbers (Unofficial)
40-yard dash: 4.53
The 4.53 was down .06 from his combine time, but still very fast.
This number was the same that he put up at the combine a couple of months ago, and that raised some red flags.
Broad Jump: 124.0″
Quotes and reaction
What others thought
“Jadeveon Clowney didn’t run the 40-yard dash or get under the bench to show NFL coaches how many times he could put up 225 pounds at South Carolina’s Pro Day Wednesday. But the All-American defensive lineman didn’t have to. The speed, quickness and explosiveness he showed in various position drills was enough to have coaches and executives grinning and media members gushing.”–Nick Birdsong, AL.com
“‘King Clowney proved again today that he’s the best athlete in the draft,’” (an NFL) scout said….Clowney’s workout was short on measured drills, though he did show remarkable explosiveness and balance in leaping seven bags during a test administered by St. Louis Rams’ defensive line coach Jim Washburn…(Before Clowney,) according to the contingent of NFL Network announcers covering the Pro Day live, no one has ever successfully made the seven bag leap.”–CBSSports.com
“NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock said he had seen enough from Clowney before the workout even ended and called him a ‘special, special talent.’ Fellow analyst Daniel Jeremiah called it “a phenomenal day” for Clowney. And analyst Charles Davis called it ‘as impressive a pro day as I have seen in recent years.’”–NFL.com
“Once Clowney’s pro day got underway, he displayed why many believe he’s the best defensive product since Lawrence Taylor in the 1981 class, blending size, speed and raw athleticism.”–SBNation.com
From the man himself
“(I want to be) Just like (Lawrence Taylor). Best guy on the planet. I want to be the best.”–CBSSports.com