PFF scouting report: Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts break down the play of Texas Tech's Le'Raven Clark ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

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PFF scouting report: Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech


Below is the PFF draft profile for Texas Tech’s Le’Raven Clark, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit:

Offensive tackle

Stat to know:

Eighth-highest graded tackle among Power-5 in the draft class

Combine stats:

Height: 6-5
Weight: 316
Arm length: 36 ⅛ inches
Hand size: 11 ⅞ inches
40-yard dash: 5.16
Vertical jump*: 30 inches
Broad jump*: 9-1
Bench reps: 18
*Performed at Pro Day

What he does best:

• Freakish build and athletic traits. Looks the part. His arm length and hand size are in the 99th percentile for the position
• Strong lower half and anchor. Only yielded a handful of pressures via the bull rush all season long.

Biggest concerns:

• His pass protection fundamentals are non-existent. Crosses his feet, has his hands down at his sides, and stays extremely flat towards the line of scrimmage
• Change of direction ability is severely limited. Had absolutely no answer to any sort of speed rusher. Inside counters beat him all day. Allowed eight pressures to Arden Key of LSU in Texas Tech’s bowl gam
• Couldn’t find linebackers in space. Once he gets out on the run, he struggles to throttle down
• Little control over his long arms. His initial punch is all over the map

Player comparison:

T.J. Clemmings, Minnesota Vikings. Both players sport ideal frames and athletic traits to play left tackle in the NFL, but Clark comes into the league without any clue how to best utilize those abilities.

Bottom line:

Upside, upside, upside. Clark has almost all the parts GMs look for in a left tackle. The hope is that a team’s offensive line coach can make a working machine our of them.

 

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