Scouts Inc. on...Mark Clayton

December, 3, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Clayton

In this week's visit to the film room, we check in with Scouts Inc. to take a hard look at the suddenly hot Baltimore Ravens receiver Mark Clayton, who had a career-high 164 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday.

Here is comprehensive film analysis from Scouts Inc.'s Keith Kidd:

  • In studying the Ravens offense this season, the three key elements that stick out in my mind have been improved play selection, personnel designs that creates mismatches by offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, and the most critical aspect of consistent production at quarterback with Joe Flacco. However, after watching Mark Clayton's impressive performance on Sunday, can he be a legitimate No. 1 receiver in the NFL? Clayton has adequate size with good play speed for the wide-receiver position. He can accelerate with good control into his routes and the quickness to get in and out of breaks. He has shown strong signs of developing into a three-level receiver that consists of foot quickness, route-running ability, natural set-up and separation underneath and with deep speed to stretch the vertical seam. He has natural hands and good downfield adjustment skills. As to being a No. 1 receiver in the NFL at this point in his career, the jury is still out but his skill set says "Yes" but his production says "No."

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