Packers pick DT Kenny Clark in 1st round of 2016 NFL Draft
CHICAGO, Ill. (WISC) — The Green Bay Packers picked defensive tackle Kenny Clark from UCLA in the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday night.
The Packers had the 27th pick of the night.
Clark lined up as a nose tackle in the Bruins’ 4-3 scheme, and looks like a solid replacement for the departed B.J. Raji. He finished second on the team with 75 tackles in 2015.
Clark’s known for his ability to take on double-teams, and he moves around easily for a guy who is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 314 pounds.
Regarded as one of the nation’s best run-stoppers, Clark is the fifth straight defensive player the Packers have taken in the first round of the draft.