Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA: Early Scouting Report

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Sep 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Memphis Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) breaks away from UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Kenny Clark (97) in the second half of the game at the Rose Bowl. UCLA won 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


I’ve said this before and I will say it again: The 2016 NFL Draft is the deepest defensive tackle class that I have seen since 2010 where we were introduced to the likes of Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy. Although this group may not have that one dominant player, this group may have seven or eight interior defensive linemen go in the first round. If you are a NFL team and you need defensive linemen, then the 2016 NFL Draft is the place for you. With that being said, some players could get lost in the shuffle. One guy that I think is overlooked at the moment is Kenny Clark out of UCLA.


(6’3, 310 lbs.) Third year junior defensive tackle that started in all 13 games in 2014. He had 58 tackles with five of them being behind the line of scrimmage on the season, which counted for sixth on the team overall. Clark was also named to preseason first-team All Pac 12 by both the AP and Phil Steele. He started off 2015 on a good note by scoring a touchdown on OFFENSE against Virginia in the second half. His versatility also shows on the defensive side of the ball as he has played at all spots on the defensive line including the one, three, and five technique.

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