Updated:COLUMBIA, S.C. —
Jadeveon Clowney believes he's the NFL's No. 1 draft pick and says he took a big step toward that goal during South Carolina's pro day workouts Wednesday.
The 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end did position drills in front of dozens of NFL personnel, including Houston head coach Bill O'Brien and Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley. Clowney ran through cones, jumped over hurdles and caught tennis balls as he took part in the defensive line workouts he passed on at the NFL combine last February.
VIEW SLIDESHOW OF CLOWNEY'S PRO DAY
Clowney did not lift weights or run the 40-yard dash, standing on his combine showings.
Clowney spent Tuesday night at dinner with the Houston Texans, including O'Brien, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and general manager Rick Smith. The Texans have the top selection in May's draft.
The South Carolina pass rusher is from the Charlotte area and attended South Pointe High School where he starred on the gridiron.
The former Channel 9 Big 22 player ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine in Indianapolis in February.
Check out some photos from back in his WSOC-TV Big 22 days here.