2. EDGE Jadeveon Clowney, Tennessee Titans
Clowney has recorded just three sacks over the last two years, so why is he still going to be in line for a contract that approaches eight figures every season? His impact beyond the box score stats. Clowney remains a quality run defender and has generated consistent pressure despite getting double-teamed frequently.
His issues over the last two seasons stem from the fact that both of his employers, the Titans and Seahawks, didn’t have any other pass rushing threats that could sufficiently draw attention away from Clowney. If Indianapolis signs Clowney and pairs him with another top talent (Justin Houston?), he could have a career resurgence.
How would Jadeveon Clowney help the Colts?
Clowney still looks like he was created in a lab, and his presence alone would give opposing offenses a major problem week in and week out. The veteran is still a versatile defender who has made three straight Pro Bowls, so it’s worth gambling on his athleticism.
Even though he’s getting a bit long in the tooth, Clowney is one of the best athletic specimens in the game, and the Colts’ ability to resurrect players over the last few years could help the former No. 1 overall pick play like the star he was in Houston.