Entering the 2013 NCAA Football season, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind which player was the best in the country, as well as which player would be selected as the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. While Johnny Manziel may get all the hype and publicity due to his immaturity and poor decision making skills off of the field, it was Jadeveon Clowney who was the consensus No. 1 player in America and future No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Watching Clowney dominate the SEC and see the hit that he delivered in the Outback Bowl against the Michigan Wolverines, resulting in a South Carolina Gameocks victory left no doubt in anyone’s mind that all Clowney had to do was make it through the 2013 college football season unscathed, and he would hear his name called first by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in next year’s draft.
What a difference a few months makes.