by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
November 2004
Mark Clayton   WR   Oklahoma
Strengths

Mark is a big play football player who can be counted on in the clutch to step up for his team. He is fast and quick and that will go along way at the next level. Mark has good mental toughness and will go over the middle in a blink to catch a pass. He has excellent hands and has very good run-after-the-catch ability. The kid is the real deal and a quality kid. He has the same skills and abilities as Marvin Harrison of the Indianapolis Colts.

 
Needs to Improve

I guess if you want to pick, you could ask him to grow taller, but that is about it. He must get stronger to beat the bump at the line and not to get knocked off his routes.

 
Talent Board Round  1

Mark is going to be an excellent football player for the team that drafts him. You can pick your Edwards from Michigan or Henry from West Virginia, Ill take this kid and I bet you I make it to the Super Bowl with him before you make it with the others. Character, work ethic and leadership qualities plus this kids talent make me a believer. I know that some of those criteria are not important to some people, but to me, it is a recipe for a long career in the NFL with a lot of championship rings. Now Mark might take a little longer to impact at the next level because he will get knocked off his routes by bigger CBs, but he will learn to handle that and when he doeslook out.  The kid has big time written all over him.