As I sit here watching the NFL Combine on the NFL Network, the buzz around the football world is the 40-yard dash time that DE prospect Jadeveon Clowney put up on Monday. Warren Sapp definitely had the best reaction.


Warren Sapp

Clowney is a freak athlete and ran two awesome times. His 4.47 and 4.48 are not just good for a 262 pound defensive end...they are good for any athlete. I'm currently watching defensive backs run times slower than what the big man put up.



If you are interested in watching a man-against-boys situation...check out Clowney's high school recruiting film roll. Ridiculous athleticism. You don't see too many athletes who dominate the field at running back and defensive end. Just imagine being a high school kid trying to tackle this monster.


Clowney opened himself up for criticism by taking games and plays off last season.

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

Steve Spurrier: "He was OK," Spurrier said on NFL Network, the implication being that
Clowney didn't exactly wear out the alarm clock or tax the hinges on the
weight-room door. "It wasn't like Marcus Lattimore, you know, every player is a little different. His work habits are pretty good, they're not quite like Lattimore, a Stephon Gilmore, Melvin Ingram, some of those guys, but when the ball is snapped he's got something no one else has."

Despite the criticisms...Jadeveon had a much better day at the combine than Notre Dame's Louis Nix III.