With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in desperate need of bolstering a pass rush that ranked 31st in the league last season. Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com is reporting the team had Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn in for a visit. Campbell’s, speculation is that Clayborn, could be “the pick” if he’s on the board at twenty.
In a matter of days, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely to have a new starter at defensive end by virtue of their first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. That player could easily be Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn. PewterReport.com has learned that Clayborn has visited with the Bucs at One Buccaneer Place as one of the team’s 30 pre-draft player invites. Clayborn believes he could be a good fit for the Buccaneers as they stand to make their first pick with the 20th overall selection.
“It was a great meeting. I met with the defensive line coaches and the head coach, and the GM. I really liked them a lot and feel like it would be a great fit,” said Clayborn. “They did a good job of explaining to me the defense and how I would fit well into it. With Raheem it was a great one. We talked about certain things. It looks like a good fit and I like both the [defensive line] coaches. We’ll see. It was an overall good meeting and great day.”
Sources have told Pewter Report that the Bucs have gone deep into vetting Clayborn and interviewing people associated with Clayborn dating back to his high school days.
The fact that the organization has gone to great lengths to vet information on Clayborn all the way back to his high school days, is a strong indication that the team is seriously considering him with its first overall selection in the first round, at pick twenty.