2016 NFL Draft: AdvoCare V100 Bowl
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#62 LT Le’Raven Clark (6’5 | 316 | 5.16)
Three-time All-Big12 left tackle, but plays in a spread offense which will hurt his stock a little. Teams are wary of tackles making the transition from the spread to NFL schemes which somewhat negates Clark’s dominance the last few years. He still has enough talent and potential to get drafted on day 2.
Clark has good length and very quick feet for his size. He should be able to be an adequate pass blocker off the bat in the NFL, but his run blocking technique needs some work. Clark wouldn’t be a good fit for a power scheme, but in a zone blocking scheme that could utilize his quick feet and athleticism… Clark could make an impact early in his career at either tackle or guard and be a steal in the middle rounds.
Projection: 3rd round
#21 RB De’Andre Washington (5.8 | 198 | 4.56)
He’s a little too short, not that fast, and doesn’t have much power, but somehow Washington was one of the best backs in the nation this year. He has excellent vision and balance, is very shifty in the open-field, accelerates quickly, and is also a solid receiver out of the backfield.
Washington will probably fall farther than he should in the draft due to his lack of measurables, but he gained 1,455 yards rushing, averaged 6.5 yards per carry, and scored 14 TDs this year. He may not have the traits teams look for at the combine, but on the field Washington has what it takes to be an NFL running back.
Projection: 6th-7th round