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Jadeveon Clowney posts unofficial 4.47 in the 40 yard dash

Leaving a trail of character issues and red flags in his wake!

Fast person Jadeveon Clowney
Fast person Jadeveon Clowney
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After much was made about his modest bench press performance (even if it wasn't completely unexpected and doesn't really matter and was in line with several current elite NFL pass rushers), former South Carolina defensive end and potential #1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney quieted naysayers by posting an unofficial 4.47 in the 40 yard dash. The official time may be in the 4.5 range, but, still:

That's really fast and it's almost like every NFL scout knew something the the Haters didn't.

The American Haters Union declined comment, but has since released a statement:

"imo clowney is v overrated not eleet only benchd 21x typical of espn hype machine,,  not impresed w 40 time i mean i culd run a 4.4 to if i was runin from my past, obv has char issues and a high risk pick out of league in 4 yrs imvho"

Here's what Clowney's 40-yard dash looks like when it superimposed over that of noted really fast person Johnny Manziel:


Twitter was quick to recant its skepticism of Jadeveon Clowney's top-prospect bona fides:

Meanwhile, Clowney's work ethic somehow still remained the subject of scrutiny on your television sets. Former NFLer Stephen White points out why that's stupid.