Posted: 5:11 pm Monday, February 24th, 2014

NFL combine: Top performers of Day Three 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

A quick look at the third day of the combine workouts:

Inside the numbers: South Carolina defensive Jadeveon Clowney ran the 40-yard dash in

Jadeveon Clowney at the podium talking to the media on Saturday. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

Jadeveon Clowney at the podium talking to the media on Saturday. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

an unofficial 4.47 seconds. His official time was 4.53, which was tops for the defensive linemen. The NFL Network showed a graphic where his time was much faster than Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and one of showing him faster than quarterbacks Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick.

He’s fast: Florida State linebacker Telvin Smith, of Lowndes, had the second-fastest time of the linebackers in the 40-yard dash. He ran it in 4.52 seconds. He tied for the 12th best broad jump at 9 feet, 11 inches.

He’s strong: Boston College’s Kaleb Ramsey led the defensive linemen with 36 bench presses of 225 pounds.

For the record: “I’m athletic. I just wanted to show that I can move. I feel like a lot of things I showed that I can do already.” —Pittsburgh defensive Aaron Donald, who had an impressive day.

9 comments
CanBee
CanBee

Clowney showed who he really is during the last 1 1/2 years at South Carolina! The Combines and his talk is all about "money". Hope he is long gone by the time Atlanta picks...would not touch this future "problem" and bust.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Dang, put him at tailback.

DawgnIT
DawgnIT

Sapp doesn't even think Strahan is any good, why listen to him?

SportsTopFan
SportsTopFan

FootballTopFan(c) wish all NFL prospects the best of luck and success in your career !!!

zuzu331
zuzu331

What a curious thing,this overselling of Jadeveon Clowney.

Im certain that Clowney may well be faster than Usan Bolt or Yertle the Turtle. So What? Does he have the fire to stand up to Marshawn Lynch's ferocity and power all game long? Or the focus to know whether Vernon Davis is coming around to block down on him again or score on him this time? Does he think the NFL doesnt do double and triple team blocks?


Why the Atlanta Hard Sell,when Mike Mayock and Warren Sapp agree this kid has more Issues than Bieber right here:http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000328668/article/jadeveon-clowney-has-issues-nfl-draft-analysts-say


Sell it to them.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331  

GO back and read the consensus on Von Miller and Aldon Smith. Still, you have people who come here everyday singing the praises of Sean Weatherspoon like he's been an All-Pro year in and out! 

By the way, I don't even take J.J. Watt in a square up with "Omar" (Marshawn Lynch)! He's "about that Action...Boss!"

NCDawg
NCDawg

@zuzu331 I would not take Clowney unless he shows me that he wants to earn superstar status in the NFL.  He has all world measurables but those really mean squat when you aren't laying it on the line every play and don't study your craft.  If he shows the fire to do that then maybe but otherwise no way in hell.