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Clayton catches on very quickly with Rams

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By Dan Arkush

If Mark Clayton's first week as a Ram is any indication, he could be on a fast track to becoming the team's No. 1 receiver. "He proved to be an incredibly quick study and fit right in," one daily team observer said of Clayton, who was acquired in a trade with Baltimore six days before the season opener. "One of the coaches told me he didn't make one mental error in his first three practices." That's a pretty impressive feat, considering Clayton was learning a whole new terminology on the fly. "He's definitely in the top three right away with Laurent Robinson and Danny Amendola," the observer said. "He's playing in (injured WR) Donnie Avery's "Z" spot, even though the slot is his best position, which is the case with all the Rams' receivers, it seems." Clayton figures to benefit from his previous summer workouts in Norman, Okla., with rookie starting QB Sam Bradford, a fellow OU graduate.


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