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Sunday Quickies: John Clayton Disrespects Lynn Bowden Edition

The former ESPN NFL analyst questioned if Bowden would be drafted

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Former ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton recently was a guest on ESPN 680’s “The V Show” with Bob Valvano where the two talked about the upcoming NFL Draft. Near the end of the show, Clayton had a very strange comment about Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden.

Valvano asked Clayton how he projected Bowden in the NFL and about Bowden playing multiple positions. Here’s what Clayton had to say:

“I think right now with so many question marks with no workouts or anything like that, I would have to think that they’re thinking wide receiver or maybe at quarterback,” Clayton said. “But I would have to think he’s going to be more of an undrafted guy than anything else because that’s where you kind of go with that. Again, this draft is so weird because once you got to past the combine, everything was pretty well shut down about two, couple weeks after the combine.”

It’s a weird stance by Clayton, but if you listen to the full interview, it does seem like he comes off unprepared for a question about Bowden. At least that’s the best answer that absolves Clayton of a completely horrible take.

Bowden is mostly projecting in the third or fourth round of the NFL Draft, and I would be very surprised if he fell past the fifth. In the right system, Bowden can be a huge playmaker in the league, but a lot will depend on where he lands and how the coaching staff wants to use him.

You can check out the interview below:

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