2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: An Inside Look at Iowa’s Adrian Clayborn

October 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Adrian Clayborn Height:  6’3 | Weight: 285 | Iowa
Pass Rush/Closing Ability/Moves and Counter-moves: A good college pass rusher, Clayborn would struggle as a right defensive end in the NFL. He lacks the speed, secondary moves, and agility to make it as a pass rusher. As a 3-4 defensive end, Clayborn will be asked to stop the run and, depending on the scheme, create pressure on the pocket. He does not show an ability to dip his shoulder or roll his hips to turn the corner--this must be learned. He has yet to develop a secondary move and relies purely on strength as a college player. As a college defensive end, he is stronger than most tackles--this will not be the case in the NFL.
Pursuit/Lateral Movement and Agility: He is quick on his feet and can make plays in the backfield. He has the speed to chase down the line and to the second level, and he will catch players from behind. He does a good job working down the line of scrimmage and keeping his eyes on the ...

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