"Realistic" expectations for Clowney this season..
I put "realistic" in quotation marks in the title because usually asking posters to be realistic would mean asking them to slightly temper their expectations. And this is kind of what I am asking, but the thing about Clowney is that it just isn't that out of the question for some to think he has no ceiling.
So with that said, what is your "realistic" expectation of how Clowney will be remembered after his junior season barring a serious injury?
1. He makes All-SEC and has a very good year by most people's standards, but doesn't do much to enshrine himself as a "legend." Maybe think of Melvin Ingram's senior season as a comparison. Great year that gets hims plenty of props, but not in serious Heisman Contention, etc.
2. He builds slightly on what we saw this year and he once again is 1st team All-American. Maybe finishes in top 3 for Heisman and wins several defensive player of the year awards. 1st or 2nd overall pick in the draft and people are talking about him. For this example, lets say similar to Ndamukong Suh at Nebraska. GREAT player, but pretty similar to the other GREAT players that go 1st or 2nd in the draft each year.
3. Clowney takes it to a whole new level and seriously re-defines EXCELLENCE on the defensive side of the ball. For this example, think Lebron James as a college football player. Clowney ends the season being talked about as the greatest player to ever play the college game.