by Ryan Wilson
A lot of people were surprised when the Buccaneers used the 15th overall pick of the 2004 draft to take wideout Michael Clayton.
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While he was a big target, he was considered slow and not much of a deep threat. All Clayton did was haul in 80 passes for 1,193 yards and 7 TDs, and a 14.9 yards-per-catch average. So much for that, right?
Um, not quite. He stumbled through the next three seasons, managing just 87 receptions for 1,029 yards and a single touchdown. Things got so bad that there were some concerns he might not even make the team last summer.
He did, obviously, but it took nearly 12 months for Clayton to return to the form that made him one of the league's best rookies four years ago.
Bucs WR Michael Clayton Is Finally Regaining His Rookie Form originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sat, 08 Nov 2008 09:13:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.