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Posted Sept. 6, 2010
Adrian Clayborn vs. Eastern Illinois
2nd - 13:35 - Good hands and shows strength in shedding blocker ... displays
nice closing speed on QB for hurry
2nd - 7:52 - Nice quickness in getting around blocker ... active, nice motor
and makes tackle
2nd - 8:26 - Solid first step and nice speed off edge ... forces QB
to step up in pocket
2nd - 1:37 - Nice power at POA with hands ... keeps space with hand extension and makes tackle
3rd - 7:40 - (3rd down and 7) ... LOVE his agility and he changes directions
on a dime here by bending knees and exploding ... when QB steps up in
pocket ... if you need to watch this play to see how impressive clayborn's agility is here - very impressive
Summary: Clayborn had a very solid game, but Eastern Illinois generally ran away from Clayborn and Clayborn's teammates had to do most of the work. He
had a great motor all game and I came away feeling like I have underrated his talent level. I didn't see a first step, and his speed is good (not great).
Overall a very good game from Clayborn in highly limited opportunities.
NFL combine will change things quite a bit. Added RD3.USED DRAFT-TEK rankings. Been trying to catch as many college games as possible. ( Walter should update his rankings, IE Kaaya is ranked # 2 on the list , Trubisky is ranked out of the top 50 )
Will see teams reach at OT & QB.