Adrian Clayborn Scouting Report
Adrian Clayborn
Adrian Clayborn - Iowa (HT: 6-2⅝ - WT: 281)
Combine 40: 4.83 - Position Rank: 7 of 55

Positives: Solid pass rusher... Good short area quickness... Reasonably explosive... Violent hands... Uses his hands well... Good hand punch... Good bull rush... Can push and pressure the pocket... Disruptive... Good power at the point of attack... Can split double teams... Plays the run well... Good lateral mobility... Makes plays behind the line... Stacks and sheds reasonably well... Gets off blocks well and can make plays on the ball... Does a very solid job holding the edge... Tackles well... Does a nice job in pursuit... Runs to the ball... Good downhill player... Does a good job knocking ball loose... Active... Good motor... Disciplined... Schematic versatility, 4-3 LDE or one-gap 3-4 RDE, can play defensive tackle in passing situations... Earned team's hustle award defensively last season... Team captain... Has been a part of Iowa's Leadership Group since his sophomore campaign... Selected All-Big Ten first team for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Negatives: Lacks ideal height, can be engulfed by larger tackles... Arms are shorter than ideal... Does not possess a great first step... A little too aggressive and out of control... Will overrun screens and shovel passes... Will forget his run support assignments... Looks a little stubby... High pad level... Loses stamina as the game moves on... Looked better in 2009... Plead guilty to disorderly conduct in March, 2010 after being originally charged with assault causing bodily injury in 2009.

  192 73 119 37½ 19 7 0 3 0
2007 Iowa   20 3 17 2 1 0 1 0
2008 Iowa   50 15 35 8 2 1 0 0 0
2009 Iowa   70 36 34 20 11½ 4 0 1 0
2010 Iowa   52 19 33 7 1 0 1 0

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