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Adrian Clayborn

Adrian Clayborn
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

Iowa


College Position: Defensive End
School: Iowa
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 285
Birthdate: 07-06-1988
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 20
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (7)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1st round with the #20 pick.
A high effort guy with great agility and an excellent natural pass rusher, Clayborn fits in very well next to Tampa's two defensive tackles from last year's draft. He should start immediately for Tampa Bay and give them their first real pass rushing threat since the heyday of Simeon Rice.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Two way defensive end
  • Shows power at the point of attack
  • Active - dominates in stretches
  • Sheds blockers well
  • Has size and ability to play in 3-4 or 4-3
  • Three year starter
  

Weaknesses

  • Not as dominant in 2010 as he was in 2009
  • Had 11.5 sacks in 2009 vs. just 3.5 in 2010 (thru 12/1)
  • Not a true speed rusher - more of a left end
  • Stamina
  • Disappears at times
  • Had an off-field incident in 2009

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC South Grades - May 17 (Jared Counterman)
Chris Maier's 2011 NFL Draft Winners and Losers - May 3 (Chris Maier)
Fran Duffy's Winners and Losers from Draft Weekend - May 2 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft - Winners and Losers Through Day 2 - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: Fran Duffy's Final Mock Draft - Apr 28 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive End - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Season Edition - Aug 7 (Dan Wernery)
Top Senior Prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft - Jun 3 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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