Iowa's Clayborn to Skip Senior Bowl

By mitchsmith

Iowa’s All-American defensive end Adrian Clayborn will not participate in the Under Armour Senior Bowl on Jan. 29, according to’s Rob Rang.

Rang posted the following on his Twitter page Saturday:

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Clayborn’s decision not to play could hurt his NFL Draft stock. Missing a game such as this means missing an opportunity to practice against some of the best seniors in college football in front of countless pro scouts.

He already had a lot to prove after a disappointing 2010 campaign, and this certainly doesn’t help.

The Hawkeye defensive lineman recorded 52 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks in 2010, a decline from his 70 tackles, 20 TFL, and 11.5 sacks he amassed during his All-American season in 2009.

Fellow Hawkeyes Ricky Stanzi and Christian Ballard are still expected to play in the Senior Bowl.

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