NFL teams have until May 3 to pick up the fifth-year option on first-round draft picks from 2011. Plenty of front offices have pulled that trigger, but Tampa Bay isn't playing ball.
With 13 sacks in 35 career games, Clayborn finished last season as the No. 47 player at his position out of 52 eligible peers, per Pro Football Focus. He isn't especially strong against the run, which raises concerns about flipping him to the left edge, where teams more frequently stack tight ends to help move the ground game.
Lovie obviously wants to see how Clayborn adapts to that switch before deepening the team's commitment.