Scouting Report: Charles Clay

One thing you notice right off the bat with Clay, is how versatile he really is. Asked to line up at fullback, tight end, tailback, and wide receiver, Clay is probably bested suited as a fullback or an off the line Y/H-back tweener at the next level.

Clay plays with legit (electronically timed) 4.4 speed at 6’3″ 235 pounds. Lines up all over the Tulsa offense and possesses above-average straight-line speed for his size. He isn’t very shifty, but can be tough to bring down. Has the ability to get into his routes quickly and does a nice job using his frame to go up and pluck the football. He exhibits strong hands, and runs hard after the catch.

He is a willing blocker in the run game, but struggles a bit to gain leverage on lower center of gravity linebackers. Though he does block well in space. Looks natural in pass protection.

Because of the relatively low value of fullbacks and h-backs on draft boards (see Peyton Hillis’ draft spot a few years ago, for evidence), I’m projecting Clay as a 6th round draft pick, but he certainly has 4th round talent.

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