Combine: Will Clowney be the No. 1 pick? 

February, 24, 2014
Feb 24
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Monday brought us one of the more impressive 40-yard dashes you’ll see from a prospect at the NFL scouting combine, in addition to several other standout performances among the defensive linemen and linebackers.

Here are the five biggest story lines of the day, starting with the top prospect in the 2014 class.

1. Will Jadeveon Clowney be the No. 1 overall pick?

There was some discussion that came out of Clowney’s performance Monday involving his decision not to participate in events outside of the 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jumps and three-cone drill, whether he had told teams that this was his plan all along and whether or not he blamed a hip injury on his choosing not to participate.

To be honest, none of that really matters to me. I don’t think he did himself any favors by throwing in the hip injury comment, but I don’t really think this is going to have any effect whether or not he goes No. 1 overall to the Houston Texans. He showed again Monday in the events in which he did participate why he is the best player in this draft, and the top draft talent of the past two classes.

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