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Know the Picks: Kenny Clark

With the 27th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Kenny Clark from UCLA.  With the news of Myles Jack having a potentially career limiting knee condition and Reggie Ragland suffering from an enlarged aorta, GM Ted Thompson held steady and decided the best value was with Clark.  Fans may not be as understanding, but with the surprising move made by B.J. Raji to take a year off from football, the Packers don’t even have enough defensive lineman going into the 2016 season, no matter how bad the inside linebackers have played.

 

The Measurables

Below are Clark’s combine results compared to B.J. Raji.

MeasurementKenny ClarkB.J. Raji
Height6 ft 2-1/2 in6 ft 1-1/2 in
Weight315 lbs333 lbs
40 yard 5.07 seconds5.15 seconds
Bench Press29 reps33 reps
Vertical Jump28-1/2 in32 in
Short Shuttle4.62 seconds4.69 seconds
Three Cone Shuttle7.73 seconds7.90 seconds
Wonderlic16/5021/50

 

The Highlight Reel

Consensus

With Defensive linemen A’Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed still on the board, you have to wonder if their inability to create pressure on passing downs is what prevented GM Ted Thompson from taking them.  It’s impossible to grade a draft for a few years so I won’t even bother, but if Clark can stay healthy he could potentially be a staple on the Packer’s defensive line for years to come.