Jets Select Charlotte OT Cameron Clark (4th Round #129 Overall)
The Jets finished up a very busy 4th round of the NFL draft by selecting Cameron Clark, an offensive tackle from Charlotte. The 6’4″, 308lb Clark played left tackle in college but there was talk that he would move inside to play guard in the NFL.
The Jets take OT Cameron Clark from Charlotte #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) April 25, 2020
YES! Love Cameron Clarke pick. Looked like a beast against Clemson. Showed he can play with the big boys.
— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 25, 2020
Love the #Jets getting Mekhi Becton and then turning around and getting Cameron Clark. 2 finishers and tone setters upfront to protect Sam Darnold.pic.twitter.com/Jcw85lDJrP
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) April 25, 2020
Here is his scouting report from NFL.com.
Clark has good arm length and played almost exclusively at left tackle, but his game is better-suited at guard. He has good upper-body power to shock and plays with a mauler’s demeanor when battling and finishing. Lateral quickness is below average in the run game and his pad level needs to be corrected for a move inside. He’s not a slick move-and-mirror pass protector, but length and redirect power are weapons to work with if he can get his footwork and punch-timing shored up. He had outstanding moments against Clemson but didn’t sustain that level of play throughout the season. The flashes are there but he needs to play with better consistency to make a mark.
- Two-year captain and three-year starter
- Broad frame, long arms and big hands
- Impressive pushing Clemson around at point of attack
- Twitchy upper body with plenty of pop and strength
- Ability to turn and secure man-on-man blocks
- Quality effort level to recover in second phase
- Filthy demeanor as block finisher in run game
- Tackle experience and traits a plus inside
- Punch should become more stout and consistent with work
- Ran penalty total too high in 2019
- Below average quickness laterally and on pulls
- Needs to play with much better pad level as drive blocker
- Inconsistent anticipation of block angles
- Feet lag behind, leading to some block slippage in sustain
- Needs to vary his punch approach
- Redirect steps are a little tardy
- Allowed leakage from post on counters and from B-gap rushers
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