Clayton was a productive two-year starter for the Sooners' defense. He lacks great size for the position but is a good athlete who shows quickness and range in pursuit. He is a solid open-field tackler, keeping good body positioning and level in space. He is a competitive linebacker but isn't great to take on and shed effectively (especially versus interior power run schemes). He has the lateral agility and quickness to be an effective zone coverage defender but is inconsistent with his angles to the ball as well as biting on run fakes, which gets him out of position. Clayton is a good football player but is limited due to his size, which likely will relegate him to a back-up role and special teams duty.