While a lot of people have serious doubts about Jadeveon Clowney's attitude and personality heading into the 2014 NFL Draft there is one individual who has none; the man himself.
Clowney is expected by many to become the first name off the board come May time, and if it was based on pure athleticism instead of team need then there would be no doubt in the matter.
But Clowney knows what some people are saying about him and his perceived weaknesses and he told the NFL Network's Kim Jones that he thought playing in college was too easy.
"High school was really fun and easy because i knew i could go out there and dominate games," Clowney said in the interview.
"College...it got easy. After my first year it got a lot easier, going up every year," he added.
No wonder he took some plays off last year. When you go to games against poor teams and find yourself being double-teamed on every occasion the game can get a bit tedious as you look to stave off injury in pursuit of the pro game where your talents will be rewarded.
The 21-year old then gave a stark warning for anyone thinking he'll take plays off in the pro's.
"I'm looking forward to the NFL, playing against the best players in the game. It's competition man, competition brings the best out of me."
Clowney was, all things considered, a stud in college and will be looking to improve and show he's got what it takes to make the pro bowl year in, year out.
If the Houston Texans select him with the first pick then combining him with JJ Watt would make their d-line one of the best in the league and opposing offensive co-ordinators lives a nightmare.
Clowney has the talent and sheer physicality to be a star in the league, only time will tell if he fulfils that potential.
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