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 drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next month. Before then, he's working to get plenty of face time with scouts, coaches and executives during this week's Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala.

“It’s very valuable to put a face with a name, and be out here watching the guys,” Clowney told reporters, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Clowney decided to leave school after his junior season following the Gamecocks' bowl victory over Wisconsin. Given the title of the Senior Bowl, NFL hopefuls of his standing aren't required to be there. But the fact he is there, talking to teams that might take him (including the Houston Texans at No. 1 overall) is a great sign. Consider that Alabama quarterback prospect AJ McCarron, a senior coming off a shaky final college game vs. Oklahoma, didn't stop by down the road in Mobile.