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DE Adrian Clayborn
Drafted highly out of Iowa in the 2011 NFL Draft, Adrian Clayborn really hasn’t been given the chance to succeed in his career. In the first four years of his career, Clayborn missed 28 games unfortunately to injuries. However, when he has been healthy and in the right position, Clayborn has produced. In 2013, Clayborn broke out with 64 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and 16 run stuffs. However, after that year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought in Michael Johnson and Clayborn was forced to play the right defensive end position, where his speed and pass-rushing skills weren’t perfectly suited for.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Cowboys have preliminary interest in Clayborn.
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In 2014, Jeremy Mincey was terrific for the Cowboys. Although he showed potential early in his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he was a bad team player as he repeatedly got into it with coaches and he showed up often late to team meetings. That led to his release. However, when the Cowboys brought in Mincey, something clicked as both parties benefitted tremendously. It’s no srecret that Rod Marinelli gets the most out of his players and if Clayborn signs with Dallas, something extremely similar could happen as well. The Cowboys need pass-rushing help and Clayborn would be a low-risk, high-reward type of player at a cheap price.
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