Skip Bayless doubts Jadeveon Clowney after NFL combine

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Jadeveon Clowney's athletic performance at the NFL combine may have impressed many people associated with the league but ESPN analyst Skip Bayless still has his concerns.

Bayless wonders why the star defensive end from South Carolina did not attempt a quickness drill at the combine and whether that may relate to a foot problem which would affect his draft stock.

The analyst tweeted earlier today: "Clowney wouldn't run cone quickness test? Lost 10 or so pounds - to run faster 40? Still might need foot surgery? How can you be SURE?"

Clowney ran a 4.53 40 yard-dash and had a 37.5 inch vertical jump which measured first and second among defensive ends respectively.

However the defensive end did not participate in the on field drills including quickness drills and obviously this has drawn some concern over his health and preparedness.

The player has suffered from a foot injury involving bone spurs since his high school playing days and told members of the media that he would undergo foot surgery at the end of last season. However he mentioned in february that after dealing with the pain for the whole season that he would not have the surgery and was sure the injury would heal on its own.

Clowney does have a pro day at South Carolina which he will participate in and mentioned after his combine performances that the plan was always to skip the on-field portion.

Hopefully Clowney will impress at his pro day in April. If not then perhaps more concerns will be raised over the long term health of one of the best prospects in the 2014 NFL draft.

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