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Eagles Draft Oklahoma LB Keenan Clayton

The Eagles selected Oklahoma outside linebacker Keenan Clayton with its own pick in the fourth round, the 121st overall selection. Here's Tony Pauline from Sports Illustrated and DraftInsider.net with his scouting report.

LB Keenan Clayton, Oklahoma
Pos. Rank: 15 Grade: 4th-5th Round Height: 6-1 Weight: 229 40: 4.59 Year: 5-Sr.

The Good: 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.

The Bad: Struggles getting off blocks once engaged the point. Really does not show much force on the blitz.

The Verdict: 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.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:24 a.m., April 24

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