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Adrian Clayborn About To Experience The Curse Of Rick Mirer

Fully guaranteed rookie contracts are not the norm in the NFL. With the volatile nature of the league, and the significant flame-out potential -- what up, Jamarcus Russel -- teams have shied away from handing a rookie a contract that is guaranteed to be paid in full. In fact, one of the prime examples for not guaranteeing rookie contracts came in 1993, when the Seattle Seahawks handed No. 2 overall pick Rick Mirer a guaranteed contract.

Adrian Clayborn, like Mirer, received a fully-guaranteed contract, and we're not so sure this is going to work out well.

Adrian Clayborn not first rookie to have contract fully guaranteed. Back in 1993, No. 2 pick Rick Mirer had his contract fully guaranteed.less than a minute ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply

One can only assume Clayborn is doomed to the curse of Mirer. You know the curse: Under-performance, irrelevance, blinding frustration and, eventually, all-out mutiny.

In all seriousness, this is a side-effect of the new collective bargaining agreement. Rookie contracts are now all laid-out, and the only significant negotiations come when discussing guaranteed money. But still, there should be a Mirer rule that bans these kinds of guaranteed shenanigans.