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Mark Clayton WR Oklahoma 5'11 187
By: Robert Davis

Mark Clayton hauled in various All American awards last year after a great year in which he pulled down 83 catches for 1,425 yards and 15 TD's. He was a Biletnikoff finalist, and finished with the best single season for a Sooner receiver in the school's history. His three-year totals include 148 catches for 2,333 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Clayton is the best playmaker at the WR position in this years draft. He can take any pass the distance. His best asset is his ability to make you miss in the open field, and he brings great speed to take it to the end zone. He has very good hands, and he runs good routes, so he should be able to make a impact pretty early out of the slot in the NFL. Clayton can also really go up and get the ball. He has a 38" in vertical, so once he is downfield, he can still make plays on the ball.

The biggest weakness in his game is his size. Clayton is listed at 5'11, but he may indeed measure up shorter than that. He isn't very strong, so he isn't a threat across the middle of the field either. He could stand to add a few pounds to his fame to better take the pounding the NFL is going to give him. He may only be a slot receiver in the NFL.

Mark Clayton is a solid WR prospect, and looks like a first round pick. He reminds me of Deion Branch with his style and build, though he might be a little taller than Branch. He isn't big enough to be a prime draft pick, but he should still make an impact in the NFL. He probably comes off the board in the 15-25 range come draft day, depending on his actual size.

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