Jadeveon Clowney RUMORS & NEWS

Jadeveon Clowney

Position Defensive End
Height 6'6"
Weight 256 lbs
Birthplace Rock Hill, South Carolina
Current Team South Carolina
  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney has sports hernia surgery; out until training camp

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery, coach Bill O’Brien said Friday at NRG Stadium. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, was dealing with a groin injury. O’Brien said Clowney was evaluated in Philadelphia and the team decided the best option..." June 13

  • Jadeveon Clowney drafted first overall by Texans

    ESPN.com "The Houston Texans have selected Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Clowney has been widely regarded as the top overall prospect in this year's draft class and is considered the best pass-rusher to enter the NFL in years. But Clowney recently has faced speculation..." May 08

  • Clowney on LT: 'I think I can do what he did'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The comparisons between Jadeveon Clowney and Lawrence Taylor are unavoidable. Taylor, the former Giants legend, is arguably the great pass-rusher in NFL history. Clowney has a long way to measure up to Taylor's accomplishments, but the South Carolina defensive end enters Thursday's NFL Draft as..." May 08

  • Jadeveon Clowney: I work as hard as anybody

    Pro Football Talk "Jadeveon Clowney is sick of all the talk about his work ethic, and he wants his future NFL teammates to know that they’re going to see just how hard he works. “I think I work just as hard as anybody,” Clowney told the Associated Press. “If you pick me and pair me with guys, I’m going to try and..." April 28

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    There are no shortage of execs in the league who believe the Texans best odds of trading out of 1st overall is w/ Atlanta to get Clowney

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    .@PittCritic Good chance #Texans move down. Trade similar to Giants-Chargers trade, preaarnged to take Clowney for some other team.

  • Warren Sapp questions, criticizes Jadeveon Clowney

    Houston Chronicle "Hall of Famer Warren Sapp questioned and criticized Jadeveon Clowney the same day the star defensive prospect was scheduled to arrive in Houston for a meeting with the Texans. “My grandfather taught me something a long time ago. He said ‘You will never get more money by doing less work,’” said..." April 22

  • Report: Texans prefer Khalil Mack over Jadeveon Clowney

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Houston Texans might not be deciding between a quarterback and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. According to a report by Peter King of TheMMQB.com, a source close to Texans' general manager Rick Smith says they like Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack more than Clowney. Mack, a 6-foot-3,..." April 22

  • Anonymous NFL exec calls Jadeveon Clowney 'spoiled' and 'lazy'

    CBSSports.com "Ah, yes, proof that the NFL Draft is near: The anonymous bad-mouthing has begun. In the days and weeks leading up to biggest spectacle of the offseason, an event that by its very nature is unpredictable, the one certainty is that unnamed NFL front-office types will have less-than-laudatory things..." April 14

  • Is Clowney a hard worker? ‘He’s fine,’ Spurrier clarifies

    Houston Chronicle "Criticism about Jadeveon Clowney’s work ethic appeared to receive a deeper level of truth, when University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier recently acknowledged the star defensive end wasn’t always a hard worker as a Gamecock. Spurrier clarified his comment Wednesday, speaking to a small..." April 02

  • Sources Say Texans Could Trade for Mallett, Draft Clowney

    Bleacher Report "he Houston Texans have a major need at quarterback this offseason. Will the Texans select a QB with the first overall pick? Could they trade for a young backup like Ryan Mallett? Would this allow Houston to take Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick?" March 09

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    A handful of evaluators have greater confidence re: Buffalo LB Khalil Mack than Jadeveon Clowney. Mack's skills, consistency & versatility

  • NFL scout on Jadeveon Clowney: ‘I would not put my job on the line for that guy’

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everyone, as the NFL Draft rapidly approaches, is offering up their opinion on one of the top prospects in this year’s event, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Be it positive or negative, you’re going to hear a lot of takes on the phenom between now and May. In an interview with..." March 02

  • Clowney "Offended" By Spurrier Comments On His Work Ethic

    Battle Red Blog "The 'Pressure Points' web series rolls on as virtually the entire NFL packs into Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2014 NFL Combine. See Jadeveon Clowney's reaction to hearing what Steve Spurrier had to say about his work ethic. Episode Three of Gillette’s ‘Pressure Points’ was released today, and it..." February 28

  • Clowney could be Rams' ace in the hole

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Quarterback-needy teams may not be the only ones eyeing that No. 2 overall draft pick currently held by the Rams. Sitting at No. 6 overall are the Atlanta Falcons, who desperately need someone on the edge to boost their pass rush. Jadeveon Clowney, that’s your cue. Clowney, the defensive end..." February 26

  • Jadeveon Clowney makes a mockery of the 40

    Pro Football Talk "We knew Jadeveon Clowney was an athletic freak. But we weren’t prepared for this. Clowney, the former South Carolina defensive end who is widely regarded as the most talented player in this year’s draft, ran his first 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.47 seconds. That time is insane..." February 24

  • Clowney wants Falcons to trade up for him

    ESPN.com "As he strolled down the hallway moments after addressing a large contingent of NFL combine reporters, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney paused for a moment as he pondered an inquiry about the Atlanta Falcons. "I wish they could trade up for me," Clowney told ESPN.com, "but I hope I..." February 23

  • Clowney: Pay college athletes

    ESPN.com "Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, expected to be a top-five pick in the NFL draft, said he might have stayed in school for another year if he were paid for being a college athlete. "Yes. Having to take care of my family, it would have made a difference if I'd have gotten..." February 13

  • Clowney aiming for a 4.4-second 40-yard dash at the Combine

    Pro Football Talk "Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is planning to put on a show at the Scouting Combine. Clowney told Yahoo Sports that he thinks he can run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, which is a good time for anyone, but a stunningly good time for a defensive lineman who was listed at..." February 13

  • Jadeveon Clowney: 'I should be the No. 1 pick' in 2014 NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "With actual football done until next season, it's time for the silly season that is the NFL Draft process to take hold. This year we have plenty to debate, particularly when it comes to where South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney should end up going. Clowney seems to firmly believe he..." February 06

  • 'A' for effort: Jadeveon Clowney owning pre-draft process

    Sporting News "Can we stop questioning Jadeveon Clowney's effort in regard to his NFL future? The top defensive end prospect in the 2014 draft is doing all the right things in the pre-draft process. Earlier in the week, the former South Carolina standout declared that he's ready to go through every athletic..." January 23

  • Clowney vows to put on an “amazing” Scouting Combine

    Pro Football Talk "Top prospects often decline to run at the Scouting Combine, but South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney says he plans to put on a show. Clowney likely would have been the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft if not for the NFL’s rule requiring players to be at least three years out of..." January 19

  • Bob McNair has high praise for Jadeveon Clowney

    Houston Chronicle "Just like the 2006 NFL draft, the Texans could use the top pick on an athletic defensive end. In an interview posted on the team’s website, owner Bob McNair shared his thoughts on South Carolina standout Jadeveon Clowney and compared the 6-6, 275-pound 20-year-old to the Texans’ last No. 1..." January 15

  • Bridgewater, Clowney calls good for Rams

    ESPN.com "It came as no surprise when Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney made their decisions to enter the 2014 NFL draft official in the past 48 hours. But to know it for sure is good news for teams interested in upgrading at those key positions...." January 02

  • Jadeveon Clowney confirms he’s headed to the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "In the least surprising news of the day, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has confirmed that he will enter the 2014 NFL draft. Clowney, who likely would have been the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft if not for the rule requiring players to be three years out of high school..." January 01

  • Clowney has been pulled over so many times, he’s starting to make friends with cops

    USA Today "You have to give Jadeveon Clowney some credit. The South Carolina defensive end can certainly laugh at himself. Friday afternoon, Clowney tweeted a picture of himself with some traffic cops, err, his “boys,” making light of the fact that he’s been pulled over twice this month. Earlier this..." December 28

  • Even after two speeding tickets, Clowney poses with police

    CBSSports.com "South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been ticketed for speeding twice in the last month, but that has not slowed his sense of humor one bit. The Gamecocks star defensive end was allegedly clocked at 84 miles-per-hour in a 55 mph-zone on Thursday morning. Clowney already made..." December 27

  • Jadeveon Clowney Ticketed for Speeding again

    Bleacher Report "South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was pulled over and ticketed on Saturday night after driving 110 mph in a 70-mph zone. According to Brendan Clark of WCBD-TV News in Charleston, the junior was traveling on Interstate 77 in Lancaster County, S.C. Per the report, he could have been..." December 26

  • Clowney could drop below No. 1 in draft

    ESPN.com "ESPN's Mel Kiper still has South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as his No. 1 NFL draft prospect on his updated Big Board Insider, but fellow ESPN analyst Todd McShay has Clowney slipping to the No. 5 overall pick in his latest mock draft. Interestingly enough, McShay has two SEC..." December 18

  • Texans should take Barr or Clowney with No. 1 pick

    Houston Chronicle "Although virtually everyone else who has weighed in on the subject believes the Texans should use the No. 1 draft pick, if they are in position to do so, on a quarterback, specifically quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville. Mel Kiper Jr., one of ESPN’s draft experts, disagrees. He said..." December 11

  • Teddy Bridgewater or Jadeveon Clowney: Who should the Houston Texans draft?

    Toro Times "If the Houston Texans do end up with the No. 1 overall draft choice this May, who should the Texans select: Jadeveon Clowney or Teddy Bridgewater? Should the Texans use their first-round draft choice on offense or defense? Quite frankly, they need some help on both sides of the ball. The..." December 10

  • Jadeveon Clowney stopped for doing 110 mph

    Pro Football Talk "Soon-to-be first-round NFL draft pick Jadeveon Clowney has already drawn comparisons to some of the game’s great defensive ends. Specifically, the South Carolina junior who is expected to declare is doing his best to emulate Mario Williams lately. According to WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C.,..." December 10

  • Big Board: Clowney hasn't quite lived up to hype but he's still No. 1

    CBSSports.com "The conference championship games provide scouts a final "regular" season opportunity to evaluate prospects before the blitz of bowls, all-star games and workouts kicks into high gear. The ability to step up as the pressure increases will only enhance the stock of many prospects. Bowl games..." December 05

  • Jadeveon Clowney leaning toward signing with Jay Z’s agency

    Yahoo! Sports "South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has informed a person close to him that he is leaning toward signing with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, according to a source familiar with his recruitment. Though Clowney has experienced a decline in his production this year, he remains a presumptive..." November 16

  • South Carolina DC on Clowney: 'I think he'll play' against Arkansas

    CBSSports.com "South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is expected to play against Arkansas after missing one game and several practices due to a strained muscle near his ribcage. Clowney was not available for comment Thursday but defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward was pleased with what he saw from..." October 11

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    Josh Kendall @JoshatTheState

    Jadeveon Clowney says bone spurs bothering him "a lot." Will get it "cleaned out" after season he says.

  • Clowney frustrated, eyes more creative role

    ESPN.com "Jadeveon Clowney expressed frustration over his role in South Carolina struggling defense following Saturday's loss to Georgia hinting that the Gamecocks' coaches should find more creative ways to use him. "Very frustrating" the star defensive end told reporters. "I told the coaches you got to..." September 08

  • Johnny Manziel drops to 15:1 in updated Bovada Heisman odds

    SI.com "Online sports book Bovada updated its Heisman Trophy odds for the 2013 season on Monday and the main takeaway was clear: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s odds to repeat dropped to 15:1 the ninth-highest player on the list. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is the new leader with 9:2..." August 19

  • South Carolina Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney viewed as a once-in-a-decade NFL prospect

    Pro Football Talk "South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney would have been the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft if he had been eligible to be drafted. Next year when he’ll finally be the requisite three years out of high school he’s expected to go first overall. But Clowney is more than just the..." August 15

  • Jadeveon Clowney sits out scrimmage with sore shoulder

    SB Nation "Jadeveon Clowney was held out of scrimmage on Saturday due to a sore shoulder. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney sat out Saturday's scrimmage due to a sore shoulder according to The Associated Press. Clowney's shoulder was "bruised" according to defensive coordinator Lorenzo..." August 11

  • EBay user selling Clowney, Manziel, Bridgewater signed items

    CBSSports.com "The reports this week that Johnny Manziel was paid by autograph brokers to sign items for later sale might merely be the tip of a very large NCAA eligibility-threatening iceberg as the collection of one EBay memorabilia salesman makes clear. As first documented by Busted Coverage highly rated..." August 07

  • Jadeveon Clowney Highlight Video

    Yahoo! Sports "Jadeveon Clowney is a rare case of a No. 1 overall recruit who has lived up to the hype. Whether he can top his already growing legend during the 2013 remains to be seen, but it's probably wise to not bet against him. In preparation of Clowney's victory lap before becoming the top pick of..." May 03

  • NFL Draft 2014: Jadeveon Clowney, Marqise Lee Among Best NFL Draft Prospects

    Huffington Post "Now that the 2013 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror, let's take a look ahead to some of the bigger names that could comprise the early rounds of the 2014 draft next April. Since I cover college football for the National Football Post and because there are 32 first-round picks each year in the..." May 03

  • The Next Class: 2014 NFL Draft

    Scout.com "It’s never too early to peek ahead at the next class, especially when it comes to the popular NFL Draft. This time next year all 32 pro franchises will be clamoring for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. He’s a freaky good edge guy that at this point looks like the clear cut No. 1..." May 03

  • 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney top the board

    SB Nation "For all the talk about the lack of elite talent in the 2013 NFL Draft, 2014's class should be a breathe of fresh air. Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney and Marqise Lee appear to be big time prospects at their respective positions entering their junior seasons. Teams spent this past weekend at..." May 03

  • 2014 NFL Draft top 64 big board

    SB Nation "The two positions combined, the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft featured just one quarterback and running back. In the 2014 NFL Draft, don't expect that to happen again. South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney gets all the attention, and rightly so. On film, he's the most..." May 03

2014 NFL Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Texans Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina
2 Rams* Greg Robinson Auburn
3 Jaguars Blake Bortles UCF
4 Bills* Sammy Watkins Clemson
5 Raiders Khalil Mack Buffalo
6 Falcons Jake Matthews Texas A&M
7 Buccaneers Mike Evans Texas A&M
8 Browns* Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State
9 Vikings* Anthony Barr UCLA
10 Lions Eric Ebron North Carolina
Full NFL Draft Results

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