Ravens first-round draft pick Mark Clayton missed the final two practices of rookie minicamp yesterday with a strained left hamstring.
The highly touted wide receiver out of Oklahoma injured himself midway through Friday's non-contact workout, which he failed to finish, and was held out yesterday as a precautionary measure. He is expected to participate in the Ravens' first passing camp in two weeks.
"Coming in, you want to do so good that you work out hard because you want to impress the coaches," said Clayton, who had the upper part of his left leg wrapped. "I wanted to show them I was capable of making plays and being consistent. It just strains your legs."
Clayton still made a strong impression in his limited action, catching every pass within his grasp. He even looked sharp going down with an injury.
"It was a double move, and it looked good," Clayton said. "Then I felt something and slowed down."
Clayton is one of three first-round picks to go down with injuries in their first practice. Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam Jones (undisclosed) and Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Matt Jones (hamstring) all missed time.
"It's tough on these kids," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "They finish their season, travel to banquets, go to the combine and fly all over the country to visit teams. That interrupts your workout routine. That's something that you have to account for."