While the exact date has not yet been confirmed, sources say that the workout has already been scheduled. Last season with the Oklahoma Sooners, Clayton brought in 83 receptions for 1,425 yards to go along with 15 touchdowns, the single-best season by a Sooner receiver in the school's history.
And since finishing up his college career, Clayton has done nothing to diminish his stock.
He came back from the Combines in Indianapolis, continuing his quest to prove he is among the best at his position. And certainly, a well-timed forty clocked at 4.43 may have elevated his stock even higher.
Simply put, a team looking for a player that can stretch the field and turn a five-yard slant into a 65-yard gain can't go wrong with Clayton.
|Clayton is the first known high round wide receiver to hold a private work out for the Dallas Cowboys.|
Playing for the North squad, Gruden made the trip to the other side to check out the star receiver.
"He is quick, very thick and put together," Gruden said. "Pound for pound he is going to be one of the strongest wide outs in this draft. I like the way he gets out of breaks. Almost appears to be double-jointed. He's very loose. Gets out of his cuts at full speed. He has a knack for the big play. I think after the catch the kid is pretty darn good."
Clayton is also the first known potential first or second round wide receiver that will workout privately for the Cowboys.
It is believed by many who cover the NFL Draft that Dallas will look to draft a wide out with its second first round selection (No. 20 overall) this year.