UCLA Football: 5 Bruins to Make Immediate Impacts in the NFL

September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins wide receiver Thomas Duarte (18) runs in to score a touch down against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins wide receiver Thomas Duarte (18) runs in to score a touch down against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 25, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Kenny Clark (97) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. UCLA defeated Arizona State 62-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 25, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Kenny Clark (97) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. UCLA defeated Arizona State 62-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Kenny Clark DT – Green Bay Packers Round 1

Depth Chart

With stalwart nose tackle, B.J. Raji retiring, for who knows how long, there is a massive void in the middle of this defense. Backup nose tackle Letroy Guion has a lot of tread on his tires and who knows how much longer he will be able to keep up.

Pennel, although slated at one of the end spots could slide down inside but seems to have settled in nicely at LDE. The wildcard here will be the development of third year defensive tackle William Campbell who has been with three teams and bounced from between offensive and defensive lineman.

Why he can make an immediate impact…

Clark is pro-ready. He is also scheme versatile after being used in a variety of ways at UCLA, and provides not just a run stopping force but also will serve as an interior rusher.

He doesn’t need to come off the field no matter the down or distance and allows for plenty of flexibility in a defensive coordinator’s scheme. While he could add a few more pounds to his frame, he will be able to hold his own against offensive linemen at the next level.

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