You can’t tune in to Senior Bowl coverage this week without hearing about one name: Javon Kinlaw.
The hype has been high and it appears that those waves are going to continue to echo throughout the NFL.
Kinlaw has begun to impress many NFL teams over the past few weeks showing off his skills and abilities in workouts.
One workout in particular that has been circulating on Twitter shows us some power from Kinlaw when easily got past Clemson’s John Simpson.
oh my god, javon kinlaw pic.twitter.com/O5K389DdOd— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) January 21, 2020
Kinlaw’s presence on the field each Saturday was not unnoticed as the First-Team All-American wreacked havoc on his opposing counterparts.
He has produced remarkable numbers during his tenure and has left a mark on the Gamecocks for the better and played every game with intensity, fire, and passion.
He has a passion and drive that has gotten him through even the toughest times in life.
The story of Javon Kinlaw and how he has made his daunting climb to where he is can not only inspire us, but can also show us that football is bigger than a game.
Javon Kinlaw went from growing up “pretty much homeless” to now being a potential NFL first-rounder.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 22, 2020
From living in a basement with his mom and two older brothers to starting at a JUCO, Kinlaw defied all odds 🙏 @brgridiron
Kinlaw spoke this week about how he has come from a very tough and uphill past that has taken him from living in a basement in hard times to playing JUCO ball and eventually landing a starting spot at South Carolina.
None of that is lost upon him as he credits his upbringing to why he has become the man he is today.
I don’t think you need to be a Gamecock fan to pull for this young man after what he has accomplished and what he has still left to show.
This Saturday, Kinlaw will suit up in the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl along with some other big-time names out of South Carolina.
Accompanying him will be T.J Brunson, D.J Wonnum and Joseph Charlton, all of which have had big careers for the Gamecocks.
A strong group of players that highly represent this team and this state well will get their chances put their final exclamations on the season.
The spotlight will certainly be shining on Kinlaw, as he looks to improve his draft stock.
Some of the names in the news for Javon include the Carolina Panthers, who have expressed interest in him and have even gone as far as to meet with him.
I do not doubt that he will prevail and show up this Saturday to claim his future on the gridiron.