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South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is expected to be a top five pick in the upcoming NFL draft, but he has even bigger plans in mind.
Sporting News reported that Clowney said that he wants to "just be the best, one of the best of all time."
Clowney believes he can still run between 4.4 and 4.5 in his 40-yard dash, and he is looking to silence critics who believe his work ethic isn't good enough for the pros. These critics include South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, who called Clowney's work ethic "okay," according to Sporting News.
Clowney disagreed with his former coach's assessment, however. He also noted that he believes he will put together some "amazing" numbers at the Combine.
Clowney said he probably would have gone pro after his sophomore year if he was eligible, but the rules state that a player must be three years out of high school, notes Sports Illustrated.
Clowney also argued that the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl because "defense wins championships."
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