2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Seahawks See Opporunity with Adrian Clayborn
The Seahawks Pick Adrian Clayborn, Jumpstart the Defense with 25th Pick
The Seattle Seahawks need serious work on both sides of the ball. They could draft an offensive lineman here just as easily as the defense.
In the end, it comes down to best player available, and in this mock that player now is Adrian Clayborn.
Clayborn had a great 2009 season and was projected to possibly be a top-10 pick going into the 2010 season. However, his 2010 campaign was not quite as productive. Some analysts say that is because he was getting double-teamed more, so we'll go with their assessment and call Clayborn a steal here.
Clayborn's other knock is his run-in with a cab driver prior to the 2010 campaign. Clayborn came out of the incident relatively unscathed legally, but it did raise red flags about his ability to control his temper and fall under the personal conduct policy, should it still exist when a new CBA is signed.
The incident probably gets more attention than it deserves, but NFL GMs look at everything today, so it has to be mentioned.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert, QB |
2. Denver Broncos: Nick Fairley, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson, CB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
|17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan, DE|
18. San Diego Chargers: Tyron Smith, OT
19. New York Giants: Akeem Ayers, OLB
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Aldon Smith, OLB
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, OLB |
6. Cleveland Browns: Marcell Dareus, DE
7. San Francisco: Prince Amukamara, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Cam Newton, QB
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Houston, OLB|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Sherrod, OT
24. New Orleans Saints: Corey Liuget, DT
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Robert Quinn, DE |
10. Washington Redskins: A.J. Green, WR
11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Adrian Clayborn, DE|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jonathan Baldwin, WR
27. Atlanta Falcons: Aaron Williams, CB
28. New England Patriots: Torrey Smith, WR
|13. Detroit Lions: Nate Solder, OT |
14. St. Louis Rams: Julio Jones, WR
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
|29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi, OT|
30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, DT
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Pouncey, OG
32. Green Bay Packers: Cameron Hayward, DE
For a complete look at the draft, check out our Seven-Round Mock Draft.
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