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NFL Draft > 2011 Prospects > RB > John Clay

John Clay Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #32
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 248 lbs.

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.87
Vertical jump29.0

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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John Clay, RB, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin's junior running back prospect John Clay is a strong, powerful runner who can either run guys over or make a quick cutback to run downfield. When Clay has the ball, everybody knows it. He looks like a linebacker who just got hold of an interception when he runs.

The University of Wisconsin is known for two things: offensive linemen and running backs. Clay fits right into that prestige. Unfortunately, since Wisconsin doesn't need to do a lot of traditional things on the field (they run the ball a lot), Clay doesn't have a lot of film catching the ball out of the backfield or doing much pass protection. He is sometimes not even on the field on third-down or in other obvious passing situations. These sorts of things can be coached to him of course, but no team would ever consider using a running back as an every-down player if he didn't have these skills. This limits his immediate impact greatly.

Clay will likely need to lose some weight and try to improve his speed at the next level. He's a tough runner at 248, he can be a tough runner at 232. He lacks a second gear and rarely initiates contact to fight for extra yards.

Clay projects as a fifth round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Jan-29-2011 by Matt De Lima

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