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Jadeveon Clowney posts insane 40 yard-dash time in NFL Combine

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South Carolina draft hopeful Jadeveon Clowney has had a mixed time of it at the NFL Combine  - setting a blistering time in his 40 yard dash but posting a disappointing low in the bench press.

Clowney is potentially the first non-quarterback pick in the draft in May, and his remarkable time in the 40 yards would have made a few people sit up and take notice.

His time, if ratified, is the fourth fastest time for a defensive linesman in combine history, and would put him 6th amongst the quickest running backs.

Put into context, the average time for a defensive linesman last year was over 4.7 seconds across 40 yards.

He couldn't repeat that stunning performance in the benchpress however. He managed just 21 repetitions - 36 defensive linemen managed the same or more while only 13 achieved less.

So far the quickest 40 was from Kent State running back Dri Archer on Sunday, who stopped the clock at 4.26.

There's been plenty of talk about Clowney, with some questioning his work ethic after a less-than-inspiring regular season last year - but he's hoping to prove his doubters wrong.

"A lot of people expected stuff that was impossible, like 10 sacks a game, 30 tackles-for-loss," he said.

"I knew that wasn’t going to happen of course but a lot of people expected it. I just went out there and played my game, hard and physical football like I played my last two years there."

Check out Clowney's impressive dash here.

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