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Packers Draft Picks 2016: Kenny Clark goes to Green Bay at pick #27 of first round

Green Bay has made its first selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, and it's a big, athletic defensive tackle.

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On Thursday evening, the Green Bay Packers went on the clock with the 27th pick in the first round. General manager Ted Thompson presumably fielded several trade offers, but instead elected to make the selection.

With the 27th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers have selected


Defensive Tackle

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 314

40 time: 5.06 seconds
10-yard split: 1.72 seconds
Bench press reps: 29
Vertical: 28.5"
Broad jump: 8'6"
Shuttle: 4.62 seconds

Clark fills a critical need for the Packers on the defensive line, and can play nose tackle or 5-technique end. Clark recorded 73 total tackles for the Bruins in 2015 as a Junior, which includes 10.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He also batted down five passes.

He does fit the Packers' typical mold of athletic defensive linemen. His testing numbers were excellent at the Combine and he shows excellent burst as a pass-rusher. Clark joins a bit of a pipeline from UCLA to Green Bay, as he will play with former Bruins Datone Jones and Brett Hundley.