Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Like Mario Williams?
Mario Williams has had a really excellent career. At the same time, he was more special physically than Clowney. Two inches taller, 30 pounds heavier, he was faster in the shuttle and cone drills, jumped 3 inches higher than Clowney, and put up more than a dozen more reps at 225. Clowney only has 21 reps at 225.
Williams was an "off the charts" athlete, like Calvin Johnson and JJ Watt. While Clowney is a very good athlete, he doesn't match up pound for pound with these guys in the straighline speed, change of direction speed, explosion and lifting combination.
Most importantly, Williams did not have a dropoff in his final season. His best season, by far, was his final season. Clowney had a big dropoff in 2013. There is no doubt he received more attention. But, so did Williams.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Apr 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM ]