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Despite all the attention - from both the media and opposing offenses - going to Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina did in fact start two defensive ends last season. Sutton thrived in his overlooked role, starting all 13 games and collecting 32 tackles - 8 1/2 for loss - and three sacks against the top-flight offensive line competition of the SEC. He has a chance to make an NFL roster as an end or stand-up pass rushing linebacker, but must prove to be a more consistent playmaker. All of his production last year came in one-on-one situations - a benefit of playing opposite Clowney. Sutton wasn't invited to the combine, so his best chance to show off for pro teams was at South Carolina's pro day April 2. Working out at end and linebacker, Sutton showed solid athleticism and good straight-line speed, but stumbled on some of the drills. He is a liability in pass coverage, which could make a position switch tough, and he doesn't stop the run well at either position. Sutton's NFL hopes may have suffered a blow April 11, when he was stabbed in the left shoulder following a dispute involving some of his college teammates in a New York City nightclub. He told police he was not seriously injured, but the incident surely won't help as teams consider a player who was likely a fringe draft choice beforehand.