Steelers 7th Round Pick, WR Toney Clemons

WR Toney Clemons - Steelers 7th Round Pick


The Pittsburgh Steelers selected WR Toney Clemons from Colorado with the first of four 7th round picks.

From NFL.com:

Overview

Clemons was a reliable starter after transferring from Michigan. He is a huge and athletic receiver in the mold of Anquan Boldin. He has the same body type and strong base, and can go across the middle, using his core strength to break arm tackles and get upfield. Clemons has some value as a returner but would be merely serviceable in that role as a pro. Clemons has sixth-round value based on his potential to become a solid NFL pass-catcher.

Analysis

Strengths

Clemons is polished as a runner, able to get into a cornerback’s cushion off the line. He can break tackles after the catch and is productive at running drive routes across the field. He can catch a quick slant, break a tackle on a smaller corner, then look to run over a safety. He has the speed to be a deceptive deep threat and knows how to work underneath and sit down against zone coverage.

Weaknesses

Clemons has had issues dropping the ball. He is confident, but struggles to catch the ball with his hands and bring it into his frame. He is a physical blocker but can be too aggressive and a liability there at times.
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