Clayton Smith

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 228

Prospect Info

  • High School Texas High
  • City Texarkana, TX
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Arizona State Sun Devils

  • Class JR
  • Age 21

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H.S. Scouting Report

3 evaluations

Evaluated 11/09/2020

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


2-3 Round Day 2

Reminds Us Of

Christian Miller Carolina Panthers

Outstanding frame with good height and length. Physical traits of a true hybrid edge with athleticism and ease of movement to play traditional off-ball linebacker role if needed. Could fit multiple roles in varying defensive schemes. Consistently flashes explosion off the line as a pass-rusher. Length aids in ability to disengage. Dips and bends well. Athleticism shines when running the arc. Two-way playmaker who has provided big-play vertical punch as an outside receiver and tight end. No verified times in combine or track settings but functional athleticism is great. Straight-line closing speed is terrific, while redirecting ability is encouraging relative to position and frame length. Dangerous in backside pursuit. Length disrupts passing lanes. Three-sport athlete who competes in basketball and the high jump. A bit high-cut and plays too high at times. Relentless in pursuit and a big hitter, but consistency can improve in tackling technique. Move set has expanded during high school career but can still feature more nuance. Still needs to add mass to maximize strength capacity, particularly in the run game. Among the top 2021 edge defenders in the country's 2021 class. High- ceiling athlete who could become multi-year high-major impact starter with long-term early-round NFL Draft potential.

More Evaluations

  • Evaluated 03/15/2020 Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst Read
  • Evaluated 09/28/2018 Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Three-sport athlete who competes in football, basketball, and track. High-jumped 5-8 as a freshman.
2020: Once again played both ways at WR and DE as a senior, helping Texas High to an 11-1 record and Texas 5A D-II second-round playoff appearance.
2019: First-team all-district selection at DE as a junior.

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