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Adrian Clayborn (DL)
  • Height:
  • Weight:
    281 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 20 (20)

Pick Analysis: Raheem Morris needed to add a stud pass rusher off the edge to solidify his emerging defensive front. Clayborn is an athletic pass rusher with excellent first-step quickness and burst. Although his production dipped as a senior, he has the talent to become a double-digit sack artist as part of the BucsÂ’ aggressive one-gap scheme.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.83 sec
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump33.0 inch
  • Broad Jump113.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.3 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -


Clayborn has the ability to be a very good starting defensive end in a 3-4 or 4-3 front and can play some defensive tackle in passing situations. Smart, instinctual player, especially against the run. Doesn't stay blocked long and can stop the running game right at him. Uses his hands and power to take a direct route to the quarterback. Doesn't possess elite quickness or top-end speed which limits his big-play ability rushing the passer, away from him in the running game, and in space. Clayborn could draw interest from several clubs due to his versatility. Probable first round pick.


Clayborn has good size. Uses a variety of power moves to jolt offensive lineman and get to the quarterback. Holds his ground well, gets off blocks and is a sure tackler when run at. Can play strong side end in a 4-3, the 5-technique in a 3-4, or move inside on passing downs. Great football IQ.


Lacks elite initial burst to consistently beat NFL tackles and get the corner. Overall athleticism and fluidity is just adequate. Not overly comfortable tackling in space or dropping into coverage. Won't consistently make plays chasing from the backside. Has some off-the-field issues.




Video Playlist

  1. Buccaneers take Clayborn No. 20

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 10:26 p.m.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn with the 20th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Adrian Clayborn

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 01:33 p.m.

    Watch Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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