2014 NFL draft: Top 10 defensive linemen

1. JADEVEON CLOWNEY Defensive end, Junior, South Carolina

Defensive end, Junior, South Carolina
Don’t let his 2013 stats (40 tackles, three sacks) fool you -- nobody in this draft is more of a physical specimen than Clowney. He has the perfect mix of size, strength and speed off the edge. As a result, teams often double- and triple-teamed Clowney to try to neutralize his impact -- and he still impacted plays in the backfield. He did battle a few nagging injuries last year, and there are questions about his conditioning. If everything checks out, he could be the NFL's next great defensive player. PROJECTION: Top-five overall pick | (Credit: Getty Images)

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Newsday's Nick Klopsis ranks the top 10 defensive linemen in the 2014 NFL draft.

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