Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney
26-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Seattle Seahawks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $15.97 million contract with the Texans in August of 2019. Traded to the Seahawks in August of 2019.
Records sack in Seahawks debut
DESeattle Seahawks
September 9, 2019
Clowney registered two tackles, including one sack, and one pass breakup in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Bengals.
Clowney lived up to the hype in his first game for the Seahawks, putting loads of pressure on Andy Dalton while also working effectively in pass coverage. The Seahawks deployed Clowney in a situational role, as he played 48 of 77 defensive snaps, which is two less than defensive ends Quinton Jefferson and Rasheem Green. Clowney will look to carry this momentum into Week 2's game versus the Steelers.
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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.
6' 5"
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
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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Ready to play DE in Seattle
DESeattle Seahawks
September 3, 2019
Clowney revealed part of the reason he chose the Seahawks is that they run a 4-3 defense in which he can play defensive end, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. "They run a 4-3 here," Clowney said. "I haven't been in that system for a while. That played a big part of it."
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Trade finalized
DESeattle Seahawks
September 1, 2019
The trade that will send Clowney from the Texans to the Seahawks has been finalized, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
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Traded to Seattle
DEHouston Texans
Contract Dispute
August 31, 2019
Clowney will be traded to the Seahawks upon passing his physical, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.
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May hold out into season
DEHouston Texans
Contract Dispute
August 28, 2019
Clowney (contract dispute) is willing to miss games in the regular season, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports.
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Prefers Seattle, Philly
DEHouston Texans
Contract Dispute
August 27, 2019
Clowney (contract dispute) said he would prefer to be traded to the Seahawks or Eagles, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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