Defensive end Adrian Clayborn had a solid year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a rookie in 2011, and the team expects more of the same in 2012.
While there are plenty of questions surrounding the Bucs, Clayborn is one player they're confident they can count on.
Tampa Bay's second-year right end has emerged as the one sure playmaker on a defensive line that was ravaged down the stretch in 2011.
"He's ferocious," fellow defensive end Michael Bennett said of Clayborn, who is leading a young defense by example at the age of 24. "Being an older guy (26), I still look up to Adrian for his tenacity and strength. The man's work ethic is second to none.''