Jack Conklin   #78 OT

Height: 6-6   Weight: 308   Age: 24

Born: 8/17/1994 Plainwell , MI

College: Michigan State

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Plainwell HS [MI]

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Draft 2016

Pick No.8

Selected By: Tennessee Titans

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 8 (8)

Pick Analysis: In hindsight, it's difficult to comprehend that Conklin had zero scholarship offers from FBS-level colleges coming out of high school. The son of a high school football coach, Conklin had all of the tools to start with, which may have been why Michigan State came through with a preferred walk-on offer in the spring of 2012. He earned a scholarship halfway through his redshirt season, working over highly-recruited defensive ends in practice to earn their respect. Conklin started 13 of 14 games in 2013, 10 at left tackle and three on the right side, to earn multiple Freshman All-American honors. More people started taking notice of his toughness and strength in his sophomore season, as both league coaches and media named him a second-team Big Ten player at left tackle. Even though Conklin missed two games in his junior campaign with a leg injury, he garnered All-American recognition from nearly every outlet in addition to consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors for his ability to protect quarterback Connor Cook. Conklin's leadership and skills on the line during his final year in East Lansing helped the Spartans climb the Ohio State hump and capture a much-desired Big Ten Championship.

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  1. Jack Conklin 2016 Combine Workout

    Published: March 10, 2016 at 05:03 p.m.

    Watch Michigan State offensive lineman Jack Conklin work out at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

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