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JohnCandy
02-09-2011, 06:30 PM
With Adrian Clayborn's draft stock falling from last season is their a chance Cover 2 teams like the Colts and Bears look at him as a penetrating DT?

SimonRath
02-09-2011, 06:35 PM
i can kinda see it.

BeerBaron
02-09-2011, 06:36 PM
Yeah, I guess so. It wouldn't completely out of the question anyway...

Not ideal however.

A Perfect Score
02-09-2011, 06:36 PM
Not if you ask me. He's firmly a 4-3 DE and could be a damn good one at that. His junior tape is insane. I understand he had a rough year, but if he can become the type of player people thought he was going to be after his junior season, he could be a steal for someone in the late first.

TACKLE
02-09-2011, 06:44 PM
Not if you ask me. He's firmly a 4-3 DE and could be a damn good one at that. His junior tape is insane. I understand he had a rough year, but if he can become the type of player people thought he was going to be after his junior season, he could be a steal for someone in the late first.

That's what they said about Quentin Moses........

just sayin'

A Perfect Score
02-09-2011, 06:54 PM
That's what they said about Quentin Moses........

just sayin'

Its very true. I could very well be wrong but Im still a believer in Clayborn's ability.

DBNYDP
02-09-2011, 08:42 PM
I feel like he could embrace a Justin Tuck type role.

K Train
02-09-2011, 08:45 PM
i kinda like him in a 34 at DE

killxswitch
02-10-2011, 12:25 PM
4-3 LDE and 3rd down DT, I could see it.

regoob2
02-10-2011, 12:32 PM
4-3 LDE and 3rd down DT, I could see it.

That's what I'm thinking too.

I wouldn't spend a 1st on him. 3 of his 4 seasons he's been average at best.

killxswitch
02-10-2011, 12:45 PM
That's what I'm thinking too.

I wouldn't spend a 1st on him. 3 of his 4 seasons he's been average at best.

Depends on the team. If Chicago didn' have such pressing OL needs I could see them picking him in the late first. I wonder if the Ravens or Jets would pick him up to play a Trevor Pryce type role.

brasho
02-10-2011, 12:50 PM
4-3 LDE and 3rd down DT, I could see it.

That's what I've been saying since the past few times I've seen Clayborn. RDE looks out of the question at this point, LDE seems more likely with him possibly bumping to UT in passing situations.

DiG
02-10-2011, 12:55 PM
yea move him to dt...probably just as successful as it was moving carriker to dt...face palm

GaMeTiMe
02-10-2011, 01:05 PM
I don't think so. Teams like the Eagles get cute like that sometimes and it doesn't usually work. I think he'll pick up snaps at DT only if he can't get on the field at DE, leaves the team that drafts him as a FA and latches on somewhere as a backup LDE/UT pass-rusher on a team looking to maximize what he can do.

In other words, the team that drafts him probably won't have him playing DT in mind. Unless it's the Eagles.

Babylon
02-10-2011, 01:11 PM
I think the bigger question is his conditioning, he really struggled to stay on the field without getting winded in most of the Iowa games i saw. If he looks out of shape at the combine and workouts he is going to drop down people's boards. Hopefully he's working on those issues as we speak.

SenorGato
02-10-2011, 01:16 PM
I feel like he could embrace a Justin Tuck type role.

This...though I'm not super high on Clayborn.

ToldLikeItIs
02-10-2011, 01:17 PM
Clayborn has lost 15 lbs training for the combine.

He's going to come in a svelt 280.

Day One Pick
02-10-2011, 04:26 PM
I see Clayborne as one of the more scheme diverse players in this class. Because of that his draft stock is quite high in my opinion. When virtually any team in the league will take a look at you, that's the epidome of draft stock.

MI_Buckeye
02-11-2011, 12:18 AM
Not a chance in hell! He is nowhere near physical or strong enough to play on the inside. I dont think he fits well in a 3-4 either. Clayborn is a 4-3 DE. Period. Simple. End of story. He is probably overrated at that position too.

ellsy82
02-11-2011, 12:33 AM
I don't think Clarborne can play either (as an Iowa fan). I don't think he has the burst to play 43DE, nor the stout body it takes to play the 43T position. And he doesn't have the upper body strength to play the 5 tech in a 3-4.

He'll be a project for anyone that drafts him. A first rounder he is not.