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Top 3 things to know about new Bills OT Travis Clayton | 2024 NFL Draft

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The Bills selected offensive tackle Travis Clayton with their 221st overall pick in the seventh round.

Here are three things to know about Clayton.

1. International background

Clayton is from across the pond and calls Basingstoke, UK home. The OT was one of 16 players from around the world to be selected to participate in the NFL's International Player Pathway program. The program gives elite athletes the opportunity to learn the game of football and potentially earn a spot on the NFL roster.

"To be in this program means everything to me." Clayton said"…I've been involved in many sports in the past and I feel like this is my last opportunity to show everyone what I've got and use all the skills from all the sports in the IPP program."

Clayton was also part of the NFL Academy in 2019.

2. Rugby background

Even though Clayton hasn't played in an American football game, he believes his time as a rugby player will help him in the NFL.

"With rugby also being a team sport, I believe that helps tremendously, my team knowledge and what it takes to communicate properly here and in the future, hopefully in the NFL," Clayton said. "More importantly playing the wing in rugby helps with the physicality side and with agility and things like that will help."

Clayton also has experience as a boxer.

3. Elite physical traits

Clayton stands tall at 6'7 and 303 pounds. It's not just his height that makes him standout.

He's also got quick feet. The OT ran a 40-yard dash in 4.79 seconds.

"His measurables are, wow, off the page," Bills general manager Brandon Beane said.

"I think I'm quite quick and agile on my toes for someone that weighs over 300 pounds," Clayton said.

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