Michael Clay: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Oregon LB

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Michael Clay: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Oregon LB
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If you were able to catch an Oregon Duck football game in the past couple seasons, you may have noticed a tenacious young linebacker by the name of Michael Clay. A two-year starter for Chip Kelly in Eugene, Clay was the heartbeat of the Duck defense.

And despite being undersized for his position, No. 46 ran down plays all over the field and helped set the tempo. 

But with his size limitations, there are a lot of assumptions about what he can and can’t do at the next level. Heading into the 2013 draft, Clay is projected seventh-round/FA prospect, per NFL Draft Scout. 

As late-round prospect, gaining credibility and a role in the NFL will be an uphill battle from the start, but nothing Clay is not used to.

For five things you need to know about Michael Clay before he's drafted, proceed through the following slides. 

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