2017 NFL DRAFT

Le'Raven Clark, OT

School: Texas Tech  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Rockdale, TX
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 316 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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5672

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

Clark leaves Lubbock with three consecutive All-Big 12 seasons under his belt in a pass-first offense, making 51 consecutive starts with the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech led the nation in third-down efficiency and was third in scoring in 2015, with Clark back at left tackle following average grades from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. Clark, however, said he never considered leaving for the 2015 draft.

After earning freshman All-American honors as a right guard in 2012, Clark kicked out to left tackle as a sophomore and has started every game there the past two seasons, earning All-Big 12 first-team honors in 2013 and 2014.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: He sets up quickly and has the wide base to engulf rushers, using patience and quickness in his stance to counter in pass protection. Has the wide base, moldable frame and lower body flexibility required to start in the NFL, showing terrific knee bend and weight transfer in his kick-slide.

Had the longest arms of any offensive lineman measured at the Senior Bowl, and showed surprisingly nimble feet, showing enough agility to block most edge rushers and getting to the second level as a run blocker.

WEAKNESSES: In Texas Tech's offense, he lined up primarily in two-point stance and was asked to retreat off the snap, which created some technique issues in his transition to the NFL. Also has a habit of playing too upright and prefers to catch rushers, but his foot quickness and instincts are a solid foundation, whether he stays at tackle or returns to guard in the NFL.

Lacks the power as a drive blocker scouts would prefer. He needs to do a better job gaining proper angles as a run blocker and locking out with his punch to control the point of attack instead of simply absorbing rushers into his body. Allows the defender to dictate the point of attack too often, but that's how he's coached so his performance during the pre-draft process will be important.

IN OUR VIEW: With his workable frame and lower body flexibility, Clark has a draftable skillset, but it's tough to get an accurate read of his pro ceiling due to the Texas Tech offense. Groomed at left tackle in the Texas Tech offense, Clark was asked to retreat off the snap and his technique faces a learning curve under pro coaching. Once his upper body mechanics catch up, Clark projects as a NFL starter at tackle or guard.

--Dane Brugler and Rob Rang (1/26/16)

 
 
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12/14/2015 - 2015 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech, Sr.,...Clark earned his third consecutive All-Big 12 honor. An Outland and Rotary Lombardi Award candidate, Clark was named a preseason All-American by several publications. The senior anchor of Texas Tech's offensive line, Clark has started 50 consecutive games, the longest active streak on the team. Texas Tech currently ranks No. 1 nationally in third down conversion rate (52%) and No. 2 nationally in three offensive categories: scoring offense (46.6), total offense (594.5) and passing offense (389.7). Clark, who became Texas Tech's first offensive lineman to earn Freshman All-America honors in program history, also received consideration for the Offensive Lineman of the Year Award. - Texas Tech Football
 

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