As we move into April, the final public evaluations of prospects for the 2014 NFL draft are coming to a close. With the top 3 quarterbacks all done with their pro days, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney from South Carolina was up to bat on Wednesday. Widely considered the top overall prospect in the draft, most people expect Clowney to be an easy choice for the Jacksonville Jaguars if he’s available with the third overall pick.
I feel like South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney is Plan A for the Jacksonville Jaguars but what is Plan B? QB? If so, which one? Khalil Mack?
— Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) April 2, 2014
By all accounts, Clowney had a terrific pro day and certainly didn’t hurt his draft stock. Per the norm, the pro day didn’t really matter. In fact, the Jaguars’ staff didn’t even meet privately with Clowney.
Unlike other Pro Day stops, #Jaguars contingent flew right back to Jacksonville after Clowney workout (no on-site private meeting).
— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) April 2, 2014
The most interesting part of Clowney’s pro day was some of the comments he made, including his statement on his plans if the Texans pass on him with the first overall pick.
Asked how miserable he'd make #Texans if they passed on him & the Jags drafted him, Clowney says, smiling, "I have to make them miserable."
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 2, 2014
That’s exactly what you want to hear from a guy when he’s asked that question, but it does little to quell some of the concerns about his effort on the field.
Overall, this pro day probably won’t have much of an effect if any at all on who the Jaguars will select in the first round. The consensus now seems to be David Caldwell will take him if he falls to three.
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