Arizona Cardinals 2012 Profile from A to Z: Braeden Clayson

November 6, 2009; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Garrison Smith (56) works against Idaho State Bengals offensive lineman Braeden Clayson (76) in the first half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Idaho State 55-7. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

 

Braeden Clayson, guard from Idaho State is entering his rookie season in the NFL.  He is a big guy that will be a nice fill-in on the offensive line for the Arizona Cardinals during training camp, however, I would not look for him to make this roster, not with the other guys in front of him right now.  He is listed a 6-6, 300.  So, he has the size.  There is no disputing that.  Overall though, one publication had him ranked 168th out of 188 college guards eligible for the NFL draft.

Clayson  started nine games last season in college, although he moved between tackle and guard. Overall in three seasons of college football, Clayson played in 42 games, starting nine of them.  He was named honorable mention for All-Big Sky last season.

One thing I do like about Clayson is his flexibility.  He has played both tackles and right guard during his time in school.  Flexibility to move around on the offensive line has almost become a staple and a necessity for the Cards o-lines over the past decade.  One thing is always a given in Arizona.  If you are on the offensive line and you have experience at more than one position, you’ll probably find yourself at each of those positions at one time or another during your tenure here.

Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Braeden Clayson, Idaho State, NFL

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