Photo of Frank Clark
Drafted By: Seahawks
  • Round 2
  • Pick 31
  • Overall 63

Combine Results

Grade
5.61 ?
  • 4.79 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.05 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.22 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"There was a major character concern with Clark. Some teams took him completely off the board. He can rush the passer, but this is a player with a lot of issues off the football field." -- Daniel Jeremiah

  • 6'3" Height
  • 34 3/8" Arm Length
  • 271LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

In 2014, finished second on team with 13.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Dismissed from team in November after arrest on domestic violence charges. Accepted a plea bargain in April 2015 that led to dismissal of first-degree misdemeanor charges for domestic violence and assault. In 2013, selected second-team All-Big Ten, leading Michigan in tackles for loss (12) and finishing second on team with 4.5 sacks. In 2012, pleaded guilty to second-degree home invasion felony charge after stealing a laptop from a Michigan dormitory. Suspended from first game of season. Appeared in 11 games, starting 4 and recording 25 tackles (two sacks). In 2011, appeared in 12 games, making 10 tackles. Played high school football for Ted Ginn, Sr., finishing with 19 sacks his senior season.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.64 and 4.68 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Downhill defensive end who can play on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Has the power to control the edge and is able to disengage and finish as a tackler. Fires out of stance with good burst upfield as pass rusher. Keeps pad level low and converts speed to power. Gets shoulders turned when he rounds corner as pass rusher, gaining leverage advantage.

Weaknesses

Effort rusher who relies on motor and power over talent. Lacks fluidity and natural transition from move to move as pass rusher. Doesn't gain much ground with spin-move counter, often twisting in place. Lacks subtlety of movement or footwork necessary to execute consistent inside move at the next level. Marginal change-of-direction talent. Has had multiple off-field issues during his time at Michigan and was dismissed from Michigan in November after being arrested on domestic violence charges.

Draft Projection

Round 3 or 4

Sources Tell Us

"I don't think he gets past the 4th round at the latest. Our team felt like he gave honest answers regarding previous incidents and we came away feeling much better about him after speaking to him." - NFC Personnel Executive

NFL Comparison

Scott Crichton

Bottom Line

Clark has some explosive qualities and power to his game, but the big question is going to be how badly his off-the-field indiscretions play with NFL teams. He's likely a strong-side 3-4 OLB, but has the ability to play end in a 4-3 as well. Some league insiders believe he could come off the board inside the top 100 picks.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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