Report: Clowney will not take part in pre-draft workouts
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:28:52 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - If any NFL brass wants to see what former Gamecock star Jadeveon Clowney can do, they will have to rely on memory or go to the videotape.
The former South Carolina All-American reportedly will not take part in any individual workouts for NFL teams.
According to Peter King at MMQB.com, Clowney and his camp made the decision after former Clemson offensive tackle Brandon Thomas tore his ACL training for the NFL Draft two weeks ago.
While he will not work out for teams, Clowney does intend to meet general managers and coaches prior to the draft.
Representatives from all but two NFL teams were in attendance to watch Clowney work out earlier this month at South Carolina's April 2 Pro Day at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Clowney has been dogged by questions about his work ethic since last season and more fuel was thrown on the fire Monday after an anonymous NFL source further called his commitment into questions.
"He's spoiled and he's lazy," a source described as an NFC personnel man told nj.com. "He's never worked hard a day in his life, now all of a sudden you're going to give him a bunch of money and expect him to work hard. I don't see it."
The quote surfaced on ESPN by early afternoon, sending the story in overdrive.
After South Carolina's Pro Day earlier this month Clowney indicated he was fed up with the media chatter and constant questions about his work ethic.
"I've been tired of it. I've been tired of answering a lot of questions. But, it's something you have to do. I'm just dealing with it," said Clowney. "People keep questioning my work ethic and I think my work ethic is pretty good."
Clowney finished his South Carolina career with 130 tackles, 47 tackles for loss and 24 sacks. He also had a school record nine forced fumbles.