Photo of Will Clarke
Grade
5.05 ?
  • 4.77 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.26 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.57 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 34 5/8" Arm Length
  • 271LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team All-Big 12 selection. Led team with six sacks and 17 tackles for loss. 2012: Played in 12 games and started in 11. 2011: Played in 13 games and started 11. 2010: Played in four games before suffering an ankle injury. 2009: Redshirted. High school: Played both tight end and linebacker.

Analysis

Strengths

Has a long, athletic, muscular frame. Very good movement skills for his size. Flashes the ability to penetrate or stack and shed. Gives effort in pursuit and ranges to make tackles. Solid personal and football character -- has leadership traits. Smart and coachable. Durable three-year starter.

Weaknesses

Does not play to his size -- plays too tall and does not generate power through his core. Shrivels against double teams and is too easily uprooted. Needs to play with better pop and power in his hands. Linear, vanilla rusher -- does not have a variety of moves to defeat and accelerate off blocks.

Bottom Line

Looks the part with desirable length and musculature to warrant consideration as a developmental five-technique in a one-gapping 3-4 scheme or base end in a 4-3 front, though he will have to make significant strides with his technique and improve his run defense to be more than just a guy.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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