After debuting on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players list in 2017, Jadeveon Clowney’s goal was to move up the list.
On Monday night, the NFL Network revealed that Clowney had jumped up to No. 32 after posting career bests in nearly every statistical category and starting all 16 games in 2017.
The Texans former No. 1 overall pick was one of just two NFL players last season with 20-or-more tackles for loss and 20-or-more quarterback hits in the same season. After recording single-season highs in sacks (9.5), quarterback hits (21), forced fumbles (2), total tackles (59) and finishing second in the NFL in tackles for loss (21), Clowney earned his second Pro Bowl berth following the 2017 season.
Clowney is the third Texan to be unveiled on this year’s list. J.J. Watt made his sixth-career appearance at No. 84 while Deshaun Watson made his debut at No. 50. The Top 100 Players of 2018 airs Mondays at 7 p.m. CT on NFL Network, as voted on by current NFL players.