As the #1 pick in the 2014 draft, Jadeveon Clowney has not started his NFL career the way the Texans expected. He had sports hernia surgery before the season, arthroscopic surgery on his knee during the season, and was placed on injured reserve in December after having microfacture surgery.
The hope was that Clowney would be able to be the explosive, unstoppable force we saw in college as soon as next season, but a report from TFY Draft Insider says that the Texans have serious concern over his future.
I’ve spoken with a number of people since the Senior Bowl who have openly said there is serious concern over Jadeveon Clowney’s future. A variety of opinions have come from numerous sources, including those close to the Texans. I’ve heard everything from don’t expect much from Clowney in 2015 to the belief he may struggle to ever regain full health from the microfracture surgery. The reasoning for the latter is Clowney underwent the procedure at an early age.
As of late January, Jadeveon still wasn’t able to put pressure on his knee. Last season he played in just 4 games, recording seven tackles and no sacks.