Not long after the South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Wisconsin Badgers 34 – 24 in the Capitol One Bowl on Wednesday, South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.
In an ESPN postgame interview Clowney was asked by reporter Tom Luginbill if he had NFL plans and the South Carolina defensive end simply replied, “Yes, sir.”
Of course Clowney is very happy to be entering the NFL Draft. “I knew this time would come one day. I’m just happy it’s coming,” said Clowney.
It has been quite a year for Clowney after entering the public eye because of his hit on Michigan’s Vincent Smith – the play that won him the ESPY award for Best Play. Clowney sparked media attention again with possible inappropriate interactions with Jay-Z, as well as his recent speeding ticket for driving 110 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.
While Clowney declared for the 2014 NFL Draft, ESPN’s Colin Cowherd put it a little differently.
Jadeveon Clowney has officially declared he's been bored with college football for the last year.
— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) January 1, 2014
One fan is happy for Clowney and well aware of the riches he’s about to receive.
Jadeveon Clowney just became very, very rich. Congrats to him on a great career!
— Justin King (@JustinKing224) January 1, 2014
This Twitterer was definitely not shocked when Clowney announced that he would be entering the draft.
Why is everybody acting like Jadeveon Clowney hasn't said 3,034 times that he's going pro after this year?
— G&B Attack (@GABAttack) January 1, 2014
While another informed us that the day Clowney chose to declare for the draft was also a special anniversary for the Gamecock.
Happy 1 year anniversary of the Jadeveon Clowney hit vs Michigan. http://t.co/hALVMRmpUP
— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) January 1, 2014
Charlie Daniels already knows some NFL team will draft Clowney, and he’s ready to watch him every Sunday. (Or Monday or Thursday for that matter.)
I think we'll be seeing Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday afternoons next season.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) January 1, 2014
Some speculate the Rams could draft Clowney with their No. 2 overall pick, if not, they don’t expect him to fall past the No. 5 pick by the Oakland Raiders.