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Adrian Clayborn To Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Further Soiling Your 2011 NFL Mock Draft

Iowa Hawkeyes DE Adrian Clayborn, who entered the day of the 2011 NFL Draft as the hands-down favorite to become the Atlanta Falcons first-round pick, is indeed going to the NFC South. Just to another team. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their defensive line overhaul by selecting Clayborn at No. 20.

Welp, that means Clayborn wouldn't have been available for the Falcons at No. 27 anyway, so that Julio Jones trade was obviously a flawless idea. Just kidding. We'll wait and see on that one.

If Clayborn performs up to his potential, Tampa's defense is going to become even more fearsome. For more on the Bucs join Bucs Nation and SB Nation Tampa Bay; for more Clayborn, join Black Heart Gold Pants.

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