Adrian Clayborn is a 6’3″ 281 pound defensive lineman that was chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the NFL draft at number overall. Adrian was a 2010 Consensus All American and collected many other awards and accolades along the way. He was a finalist for all of the major awards targeting defensive players such as the Lombardi Award, The Ted Hendricks Award, and The Chuck Bednarik Award. He was also named to the All Big Ten Team in his junior and senior seasons. Adrian is considered to be a fierce pass rusher with extraordinary closing speed that allows him to get to the quarterback consistently. He is considered to be an above average run defender who continues the play until the whistle blows. Adrian has good footwork and is strong enough to shed blockers on the interior line. He is a good tackler that will strive to consistently make plays.
Adrian Clayborn suffers from Erb’s Palsy. Erb’s Palsey is a disease that can cause sporadic paralysis. In Adrian’s case, there are times when he suffers from paralysis of the upper arms. He has been able to play through this throughout his football career and intends on continuing that trend. The Bucs are hoping that he teams with Gerald McCoy to create a defensive front that will be feared throughout the NFL and force opponents to draw up new schemes in order to avoid them.