Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney
27-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The top overall pick in the 2014 draft remains unsigned but is sure to catch on somewhere once NFL teams take the field again. Clowney is coming off an injury-affected 2019 campaign in which he logged just 31 tackles and three sacks in 13 games for the Seahawks. When healthy, he's a disruptive force on the edge, and there's never a shortage of teams looking for help in that area. The 27-year-old may, however, have to settle for a one-year, "prove it" deal in free agency in the hopes of regaining leverage in his quest for a lucrative multi-year pact. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $15.97 million contract with the Texans in August of 2019.
Fully recovered from surgery
DEFree Agent
May 5, 2020
Clowney is completely recovered from core muscle surgery and is working out four days a week in Houston, Mark Berman of KRIV Fox 26 reports.
ANALYSIS
The 27-year-old battled the injury throughout the final stages of the season and eventually went under the knife to address the issue, and he's now fully healthy a few months later. Clowney remains without a team more than six weeks into free agency, as he presumably hasn't received the type of offers he expected on the open market. The 2014 first overall pick may consider a one-year deal in an attempt to reestablish his value, and a return to Seattle is reportedly still on the table, per Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. The veteran defensive end had the lowest sack (three) and tackle (31) totals of his career in 2019, but he still had four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an interception and two defensive touchdowns.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jadeveon Clowney's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.43 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.27 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After a couple of injury-plagued seasons to begin his career, Clowney has become a disruptive force on the edge for the Texans. The durability issues that hounded him early have become less concerning as the 2014 first-round pick has played 45 of a possible 48 games the last three seasons. He has a modest 29 sacks over five seasons, but 18.5 of them have come in the last two years. Sacks, however, are just one component. Clowney gets additional pressure on quarterbacks (21 QB hits in 2018) and had three fumble recoveries last year. The one hitch entering training camp is his contract, with the pass rusher expected to hold out before he eventually signs his franchise tag. Clowney reportedly doesn't plan to miss regular-season games, but he'll at least be absent for a good portion of training camp, and he doesn't seem likely to stay in Houston beyond 2019.
Clowney is one of those guys who you might rank higher if you could get his health guaranteed. Last year was the first time he played 16 games, and he unsurprisingly came through with a strong showing. While he generally looks like a player who will be regarded as a disappointment relative to expectations, players as talented as Clowney rarely go their entire careers without at least a couple dominant seasons. This year looks as fine of a time as any, especially if Deshaun Watson makes opponents throw to catch up.
Durability might always be a bit of an issue for Clowney, but he seems to be hitting his stride after a promising 2016 season that earned him a Pro Bowl trip and second-team All-Pro honors. Still just 24, his prospect profile projects plenty more improvement if his health cooperates. Last year's production would project to about 67 tackles and eight sacks over 950 snaps, and there's a good chance he improves on his per-snap efficiency, too. That kind of production at age 23 for a 6-5, 270-pound end with 4.53 speed shows his significant upside.
After a washout rookie season in 2014, Clowney was healthier during his sophomore NFL season. He showed signs of coming on last year -- his two-sack game against the Patriots stands out -- but injuries were still a factor, including a foot injury that sidelined him for Houston's playoff game against Kansas City. He reports the foot is 100 percent, but being hale in May is a far cry from being a 16-game player. If he can stay on the field, Clowney may emerge as an impact player.
Clowney's coming off a disappointing rookie season that began with a knee injury and ended with a knee injury that required microfracture surgery. He began training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but has a targeted return before the beginning of the regular season. It's unclear if he'll be ready to be a full-time starter, but that's the goal.
It's crucial that IDP drafters double-check the positional designation their league gives to Clowney, as he might be listed as an LB rather than a DL, but if he secures DL eligibility he'll be a borderline DL1 consideration. The Texans didn't pick Clowney first overall to bring him along slowly, so he'll start opposite Whitney Mercilus at 3-4 OLB, moving to DE in nickel formations. Clowney is like the Calvin Johnson of defensive end prospects, and he'll have the opportunity to post big numbers immediately with offenses primarily concerned with J.J. Watt. Clowney has 4.5 speed at 6-5, 266 pounds and should contend for a Pro Bowl spot immediately. Bone spurs in his right foot are the only real concern to his productivity.
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May stay with Seattle?
DEFree Agent
Groin
May 1, 2020
GM John Schneider suggested the Seahawks could still re-sign Clowney (core muscle), Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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Undergoes successful surgery
DESeattle Seahawks
Groin
February 25, 2020
General manager John Schneider said Clowney had successful core muscle surgery, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Surgery on tap
DESeattle Seahawks
Groin
January 13, 2020
Clowney will undergo core muscle surgery in about a week, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
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Underwhelming contract year
DESeattle Seahawks
Groin
January 13, 2020
Clowney (groin), who made 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks over two playoff games, finished with 31 tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception over 13 regular-season games.
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Clear for divisional round
DESeattle Seahawks
January 10, 2020
Clowney (core) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's divisional-round contest in Green Bay, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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