St. Louis native Adrian Clayborn is the latest defensive lineman to walk the stage at the 2011 NFL Draft, going 20th overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a fine career with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Clayborn had 11 sacks in 2009 and found himself named the MVP of the 2010 Orange Bowl.
Clayborn was born with Erb’s Palsy, a serious nerve condition that makes him one of the more unlikely players to emerge in the first round of the NFL Draft; he’ll never have full range-of-motion or strength in his right arm, but he’s managed to overcome that to become one of the most decorated college defensive players on the board.
He’s a great story and a great prospect, and the Tampa Bay fans at Bucs Nation seem satisfied so far. For a full recap of the 2011 NFL Draft to date, follow along here at SB Nation St. Louis, and for more draft coverage check out SB Nation’s NFL Draft hub.