Jadeveon Clowney tallied just three sacks last season after compiling 13 in 2012. (Jim Dedmon/Icon SMI)
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is one of the top available players in the 2014 NFL draft class. However, there have been some concerns about Clowney's dedication and work ethic, which could lead to growing pains as he transitions to the NFL.
Lance Zierlein of The Sideline View recently spoke to an AFC offensive line coach who shared the belief that Clowney could struggle during his rookie season.
The same AFC line coach said that he "was less than impressed with Clowney’s edge rush skills and thinks he is too dependent on inside moves."
Clowney often relied on his inside moves during his time at South Carolina and those tendencies have shown on film. If Clowney doesn't add to his pass-rushing repertoire, opposing linemen could handle him with ease.
Clowney has exceptional talent and there is no denying that he could be a star player at the next level, but he will need to continue growing and add a more versatile skillset if he wants to become the caliber of player that his raw talent suggests he should be.
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