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.
Spoke with AFC oline coach who is studying SEC OTs & he thinks Clowney will struggle his rookie year as OTs will play him for inside move
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) March 13, 2014
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. GALLERY: Jadeveon Clowney's greatest hits