Adrian Clayborn, NFL Draft Scouting Report

October 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Adrian Clayborn
Height:  6'3" | Weight: 285 lbs. | 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. Does not show an ability to dip his shoulder or roll his hips to turn the corner—this must be learned. 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
Is quick on his feet and can make plays in the backfield. Has the speed to chase down the line and to the second level. Will catch players from behind. Does a good job working down the line of scrimmage and keeping...

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