Jadeveon Clowney Is a Bad Man

Published on 8-Jan-2017 by Raoul Duke

Football - NFL    NFL Daily Review

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Jadeveon Clowney Is a Bad Man

Most great players, regardless of sport, have signature plays that define them.

The beastly Jadeveon Clowney now has one in the NFL.

The former No 1 pick of the Houston Texans back in 2014 executed a ridiculous multi-tip pick on a screen pass midway through the first quarter, a play that's absurd on several levels.

The Oakland Raiders were in enough trouble already, having to start rookie Connor Cook in place of the injured Derek Carr, but Clowney made things much worse.

Check this dude out:

Yeah, that's really good.

The Texans scored on the very next play to take a 10-0 lead, essentially ending the game right there.

In the absence of JJ Watt -- yet another freakishly athletic big dude -- Clowney's really stepped up his game, anchoring a Texans defense that somehow finished the season as the best team defense statistically, even without Watt.

In addition, some of the perceived character issues that plagued Clowney at South Carolina seem to be a distant memory at this point.

It remains to be seen if the Texans can ride this outstanding defense any further in the playoffs, because ... well ... Brock Osweiler is back under center.

Speaking of signature plays, it 'd be insulting to Clowney to not reference his masterpiece in the 2013 Outback Bowl against Michigan.