Wide receiver Patrick Jamel Crayton plays football for the San Diego Chargers of NFL. After playing his college ball for Northwestern Oklahoma State, Crayton was chosen by the Cowboys as the 216th pick in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Crayton has played in 50 games in four seasons and 31 in the past two. He’s grabbed 120 passes for 1,716 yards and 14 touchdowns. He’s averaged 14.3 yards per catch and picked up a total of 83 first downs. Crayton has fumbled three times, losing one. He’s also served as punt return man. In 34 contests he’s made 60 run backs for 486 yards.
As of 2010, he made 207 receptions, with 3,099 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns. On 3rd September, 2010, Patrick got traded to the San Diego Chargers team at seventh round draft pick for 2011.
Crayton had his best season in 2007. He does a good job playing the slot in three receiver sets while also being adept at punt returns. At six-foot-even and 205 pounds, he’s average sized for a NFL receiver. He runs specific, controlled routes using his good speed and quickness. Utilizing his hands and feet, he can avoid being held up at the line of scrimmage. His over the middle and crossing routes are sound. He’s fine at reading coverage and understanding how to use the field to his best advantage. He offers soft hands and strong arms in extending to capture the ball in the air. He quickly makes his way up field.
Crayton has difficulty getting clear in tough coverage situations, making one wish he had more speed or better moves. Leaping and adjusting in mid-air catches are not his strengths. He does possess fine field vision and can make cuts to find clearings in areas that have average defensive impediments. He’s a confident pass catcher who enjoys challenging defenders.