Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 7/231 - Toney Clemons, WR, 6-2, 210, Colorado...Big and fast, late bloomer who has shot at No. 5 on team. - The Sports Xchange
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Strengths: Good size and well-built frame with very good muscle definition. Effective catching the ball in stride and making things happen after the catch. Good focus and extension, snatching balls away from his frame. Nice job vertically, tracking deep passes. Very good footwork along the sideline with natural coordination and agility. Productive when on the field and is a threat at all levels of the field. Quickly gets to top speed and has some explosive qualities. Versatile with experience on special teams, used as a gunner on punt coverage.
Weaknesses: Not a polished route runner and needs to learn how to do the little things better. Needs to stay football-focused and commit himself to improving. Needs to get stronger and isnít as powerful as he looks, getting pushed around by smaller defensive backs. Has some questionable work ethic traits and needs to prove heís devoted to the game. Underachieves at times and needs to give full effort at all times. Didnít lead the team in catches last season.
Earned first varsity letter ... played in 10 games and made two starts at wide receiver ... made career debut vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1), playing special teams ... saw first career action at wide receiver in the Oregon game (Sept. 8) ... started at wide receiver against Notre Dame (Sept. 15) and Penn State (Sept. 22) ... did not see game action at Northwestern (Sept. 29) ... played wide receiver and special teams vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6) ... made first career reception vs. Purdue (Oct. 13), corralling a five-yard pass from Ryan Mallett in the fourth quarter ... played on special teams units at Illinois (Oct. 20) ... saw action at wide receiver vs. Minnesota (Oct. 27) ... played on special teams at Michigan State (Nov. 3) and Wisconsin (Nov. 10) ... did not see game action vs. Ohio State (Nov. 17) ... played wide receiver vs. Florida in the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1).
Attended Valley High School (2006) coached by Troy Hill ... four-year varsity starter ... Key Statistics ... made 100 receptions for 1,541 yards and 17 touchdowns during career ... returned five punts for touchdowns and two kickoffs for scores ... produced eight interceptions, forced 13 fumbles and posted 217 tackles at safety during career ... caught 39 balls for 665 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior year ... hauled in 43 receptions for 666 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior ... returned five punts for touchdowns during junior season ... tallied 33 catches for 642 yards as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings ... four-star talent and No. 10 rated receiver in the nation according to Scout.com ... four-star prospect, No. 3 player in the state of Pennsylvania and rated the No. 12 receiver in the country by Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 14 receiver in the nation in the Velocity-PrepStar Top 250 and an All-American by PrepStar Magazine ... ranked No. 36 on G&W Recruiting Report list of the nation's top 50 prep players on offense and listed No. 9 on the publication's All-Northeast squad ... one of five finalists for the Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania ... two-time all-state selection at wide receiver ... earned all-state honors at safety as a senior ... named to the Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33" team as a senior ... earned first-team All-Conference by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a senior and was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fab-22" team as a junior and senior ... All-Conference as a wide receiver, defensive back, kick returner and punt returner as a junior ... participated in the East-West Game in Orlando following senior year ... Other Sports ... won the PIAA Class AA long jump and 110-meter high hurdles titles in 2006.
Toney Vaughn Clemons was born Oct. 11, 1988, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... brother, Wes, played football at California University (Pa.) ... sister, Mycah and Mycaiah, run track at the University of Pittsburgh ... cousin of former U-M wide receiver and return specialist Steve Breaston.
Draft Scout Player News
12/28/12 - WR Toney Clemons, who has been with the Jaguars only since Nov. 27, may start in Tennessee in place of Cecil Shorts. He was signed off the Pittsburgh practice squad and has one catch.
12/07/12 - WR Toney Clemons could be active for the Jets' game because Cecil Shorts is still recovering from a concussion.
11/27/12 - WR Toney Clemons was signed by the Jaguars Tuesday off the Steelers' practice squad. Clemons was a seventh-round pick by the Steelers in April and spent the first 12 weeks of his rookie season on their practice squad.
11/26/12 - WR Toney Clemons was signed by the Jaguars from the Steelers' practice squad.
08/05/12 - WR Toney Clemons has the slightest of edges over the others to be the No. 4 or No. 5 player at the position, depending on Mike Wallace's status.