It took a while, but former South Carolina defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney is starting to show why the Houston Texans took him with the No. 1 overall pick in 2014.
Clowney played in just 17 games in his first two seasons after his lingering injury issues followed him to the NFL. This season, he set a career high with 6 sacks to go along with 52 tackles. In the divisional round of the playoffs, Clowney showed the explosiveness that comes with his newfound health when he blew past the New England Patriots offensive line to take down Tom Brady.
Yeah that's why Clowney went #1 overall https://t.co/tgY9pX7FKd
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) January 15, 2017
Clowney recorded 24 sacks in three seasons in college, even though he sat out much of his final season with injuries.