Jadeveon Clowney learning from another former South Carolina star with the Texans
Former South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney hasn’t quite lived up to expectations since entering the NFL as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2014.
However, the 2016 season was Clowney’s best yet, and a lot of the credit for that goes to CB Johnathan Joseph, another former Gamecock, who is also a member of the Houston Texans.
Joseph told the Houston Chronicle that he’s just happy to help Clowney with whatever he needs both on and off the field:
“I just think anytime you’re from the same hometown, got the same dreams, grow up together, me being in the league a little longer,” I’m always going to give him the in’s and out’s and try to guide him the best way I can,” Joseph said. “Obviously, he has the talent and the skills. His game speaks for itself. I’m just trying to help him any way I can.”
Clowney added that he’s already learned a lot from the former Gamecock and is excited to continue picking the veteran’s brain:
“It’s great,” Clowney said. “Since I walked into the NFL, he’s been there to guide me the whole way. Every question I ask, he’s got an answer for it.
“He’s always been there. He’s always going to continue to be there. I’m glad he’s on my team. Big ups to my boy.”
Clowney recorded six sacks while playing in 14 games in 2016. If he can stay healthy in 2017, the sky is the limit for the former No. 1 overall pick.