Clowney declares for NFL draft after South Carolina's bowl win
South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney confirmed the worst-kept secret in college football circles on Wednesday, saying that he will enter the NFL draft this spring.
South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney could be the No. 1 overall pick in this spring NFL draft, with the Houston Texans currently holding the selection.
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By Jay Clemons
Following his team's 34-24 victory over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl, South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney confirmed his intentions to declare for this spring's NFL draft.
On Wednesday, the junior defensive end, a preseason favorite for the Heisman Trophy, offered a low-key declaration of turning pro on the ABC broadcast, providing two "Yes, sirs" to Tom Luginbill, after the sideline reporter/recruiting expert asked if this was his final college game ... and would he make an immediate jump to the NFL?