Biography: Two-year starter who totaled 75/5.5/1.5 as a senior after 84/11/4.5 the prior year.
Positives: Athletic weak-side linebacker prospect who plays with quickness, explosion, and speed. Gets depth on pass drops, quickly changes direction and covers a lot of area on the field. Explodes to the action with a burst of speed, plays with a large degree of suddenness, and flashes on the scene. Uses his hands to protect himself, quickly recovers off the initial block, and is a solid open-field tackler. Effective in coverage and shows ability in pursuit. Fast enough to cut the corners off for ball-carriers.
Negatives: Struggles getting off blocks once engaged the point. Really does not show much force on the blitz.
Analysis: Clayton is an athletic prospect who makes plays sideline to sideline and shows a lot of skill in space. His size will limit him to certain schemes, yet he can be very effective as a starting weak-side linebacker.
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