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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Mark Clayton - WR

 Mark Clayton Grade: 4.12
 Position: WR
 Class: 5Sr
 School: Oklahoma
 Conference: Big 12
 Ht., Wt.: 5-10.5, 193
 40 Time: 4.45
  Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
  Round 1, pick 22 (22 overall)

BIO: All-Conference and All-America recipient the past two seasons. Led the team in receiving posting 66/876/8 as a senior after 83/1,425/15 the prior year. Owns almost every Oklahoma receiving record on the books.

POSITIVES: Natural receiver polished in all aspects of the game. Intelligent pass catcher who consistently finds the open spot in the defense, displays an excellent sense of timing as well as concentration. Quickly gets off the line, sells his routes and displays quickness into breaks, immediately positioning himself to make the reception upon exit. Extends his hands to consistently catch the ball away from his frame. Shields opponents, displays good coordination and elusive running after the reception. Sets up then follows blocks in the open field, works to pick up positive yardage. Possesses both soft and strong hands. Gets up in a crowd, exposes himself to the big hit and pulls the ball out of the air in the deep field. Adjusts backwards or contorts in midair to make the reception. Fights to come free and consistently makes himself an available target. Very alert and displays outstanding field vision. Game impacting punt returner.

NEGATIVES: Undersized and has difficulty in a battle. Gives effort blocking yet gets marginal results. Not a true burner who possesses top end speed.

ANALYSIS: Capping off a terrific college career with a good showing in the Senior Bowl, Clayton lacks the pure size to be a No. 1 wideout yet is a savvy ball handler that can be a very productive second receiver for a team.

PROJECTION: Mid First Round

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