South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is one of the top prospects in the 2014 NFL draft, which means he will constantly hear analysts discussing where he will be selected when the draft officially kicks off.
It seems all but certain that Clowney will be a top-five selection, but he is tired of hearing the conversation and just wants everything to play itself out.
“People tell me every day something new,” Clowney told the Charlotte Observer. “They see me going No. 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1. I just have to wait ’til that day comes. Everyone, just stop telling me about it.
“Growing up I just wanted to play in the NFL. I didn’t know all this was going to come with it.”
While Clowney is finishing up his preparation for the draft, he continues to be plagued by discussion of his level of effort and motor on the field. But that doesn't seem to be a concern for the South Carolina star.
“People want to know what’s going on,” he said. “I don’t question my motor. I feel like my motor is very good. Teams will find out very soon.”
We will all find out soon, with the draft just over a month away. If Clowney can channel this frustration into motivation and play with a chip on his shoulder, he could be one of the scariest defensive ends to enter the NFL in a long time.