The Hall of Famer was on NFL Network on Monday and gave his opinion of the consensus top prospect in this year’s NFL Draft. And to put it lightly, it wasn’t good.
"My grandfather taught me something a long time ago," Sapp said on "NFL Total Access." "You will never get more money by doing less work. I look at Jadeveon Clowney’s (game) tape and I don’t see a guy that is playing with his hair on fire, making plays, running up and down the field sideline to sideline, doing all of the things."
OK, that’s one way to look at it. Sapp was joined on the show by former NFL fullback Heath Evans. The latter also had some things on his mind, especially regarding Clowney’s refusal to work out privately for NFL teams. He had a reason to do that after Clemson tackle Brandon Thomas suffered a torn ACL during one such workout, but it appears that Evans wasn’t deeply moved.
Oh well, you can’t please everyone. We can just add these complaints to the mountain of doubts and slights thrown in Clowney’s direction since the draft process started.