With the 27th pick in the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Kenny Clark out of UCLA and is the first Bruin to be picked in Round 1.
The Bruin Revolution continues as Kenny Clark is the first UCLA football player to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.
This is actually a surprise considering Myles Jack was still unselected at the time Clark was chosen, plus, many experts had Clark a 2nd round pick.
Either way, Clark is a beast and a huge pick up for the Packers. Aside from getting one of the best defensive tackles in the Pac-12 from last season, Green Bay is getting a player that could come in and contribute immediately. Clark is definitely one of the more NFL-ready players out of UCLA.
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This will help him have a smooth transition to the League along with the fact that he will be reunited with former UCLA QB Brett Hundley. He will also be able to learn another former Bruin, Datone Jones.
Clark was a machine for the Bruins. As the leader on the defensive line, he had to take things into his own hands trying to slow the run game of his opponents and despite heavy losses to injury on the UCLA defense, Clark held his own tho last season.
Clark has the second most tackles on the team with 75 (47 solo, 28 assisted), 11 tackles for a loss, 6 sacks and 5 pass breakups. Needless to say, the Packers have a very good D-lineman on their hands and hopefully can contribute to their defense sooner than later.
Congratulations Kenny Clark! Go Bruins!