Clayton will be reunited with his former position coach Tracy Rocker in Nashville as he left Auburn soon after signing day to take a job with the Titans.
Splitting time with fellow senior Mike Blanc in 2010, Clayton finished the season with 28 tackles, a sack, and eight tackles for a loss. Playing in 41 career games with just 15 starts Clayton totaled 65 tackles, five and a half sacks and 17 tackles for a loss.
One of the reasons for Clayton's rise on NFL scouting lists was because of his outstanding pro day at Auburn in March. Checking in at 6-2, 299, Clayton ran multiple 40-yard dash times in the high 4.6 second range. That coupled with an impressive drill session caught the eye of NFL teams.
Clayton joins teammates Cam Newton (#1 overall to Carolina) and Nick Fairley (#13 overall to Detroit) as Auburn players drafted in the 2011 draft.