Jeff Ulbrich Says Michael Clemons set to Slide Inside After Adding 27 Pounds to Frame Since Indy
While the Jets made some additions to their interior defensive line through free agency this off-season in signing Al Woods and Quinton Jefferson, it appears a bulked up Michael Clemons means more muscle along the interior as well.
That's an extra 27 pounds from the 263 he weighed in Indy. So yeah, DT Michael Clemons sounds about right. https://t.co/y7AerpWiVZ
— Glenn Naughton (@JNRadio_Glenn) June 1, 2023
According to Antwan Staley of the New York Daily News, Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich said the team plans on using John Franklin-Myers and Clemons on the inside more often this season. Ulbrich would go on to say that Clemons is currently checking in at 290 lbs which is where he wants him.
Having showed up at the combine in Indianapolis at 263lbs, that’s an extra 27 pounds of mass for Clemons, making him a welcome addition to the middle of the Jets defense.
As a rookie in 2022, Clemons played just 12 of his 311 defensive snaps on the inside according to pff.com. Obvioulsy those numbers will look far different this season.