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Why wouldn't Jadeveon Clowney be worried about losing his shot at the NFL?

Updated: October 8, 2013, 11:59 AM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

If you finish your second year of college football as the consensus No. 1 draft pick, what's left to accomplish? The team stuff sounds good to the fans and boosters and anybody who wishes to be in his position, but it sidesteps an inconvenient fact: Players as good as South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney are biding their time in college, waiting to get paid.

Nobody wants to hear this. Nobody wants to believe a game that means so much to them doesn't mean quite as much to the guys -- ...

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