2016 NFL Draft: Packers Select UCLA’s Kenny Clark

Sept. 26, 2015: Defensive lineman Kenny Clark #97 of the UCLA Bruins prepares to take the field before the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. (Getty Images via Zimbio)

The Green Bay Packers selected UCLA defensive lineman Kenny Clark with the 27th pick in the NFL Draft Thursday night. The move beefs of the Packers front after losing B.J. Raji to retirement.

Clark will turn 21 in October. Last season the defensive lineman played in all 13 games for the Bruins. He recorded 75 tackles and at several points over the season appeared on Bednarik, Nagurski, Outland and Lombardi award watch lists. He was also on the AP All-America third team and an All-Pac-12 selection.

NFL.com’s scouting report suggests Clark needs to do a better job tackling as he allowed too many broken tackles with the Bruins last season. The junior was projected to go in the second round on some mock drafts, but the Packers had a need for defense and took Clark a bit sooner.

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