Report: Jadeveon Clowney ran the 40 in 4.5 seconds - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Report: Jadeveon Clowney ran the 40 in 4.5 seconds

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Because Bill Brasky, Chuck Norris, and Vin Diesel myths aren't enough, Jadeveon Clowney continues to add to his myth through a new report from ESPN's Tom Rinaldi that says the junior defensive end's 40-yard dash time is stunning.

Rinaldi says the 6'6", 272 pound junior defensive end ran the 40 in just 4.5 seconds during winter workouts. The 40 is just one of the tests NFL scouts and draft experts monitor when measuring a player's potential value in the league.

To give you some perspective, in the last five years at the NFL Combine, only one defensive player ran the 40 in 4.5 seconds: Bruce Irvin, who was drafted in the first round by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.

For further perspective, if Clowney's time is accurate, then he is faster than times reported by highly-touted running backs Montee Ball, who ran a 4.66 40, and Giovani Bernard, who ran a 4.53 40 just a few weeks ago at the 2013 Combine.

In other words, the bruising defensive end is fast. Scary fast.

But then again, you probably came to that conclusion during the 2013 Outback Bowl when Clowney ran over Michigan running back Vincent Smith and caused thunderous, game-changing tackle and fumble.

Clowney plans on playing for South Carolina for one more year before he declares for the 2014 NFL Draft. While numerous editorials on sports pages around the country suggested Clowney should sit this season out to secure his draft stock as the number one overall pick next year, Clowney says he's playing.

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