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Packers mock draft: UCLA's Kenny Clark shows up again

The Packers take UCLA's Clark in the latest SB Nation mock draft.

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For all intents and purposes, the meaningful part of free agency has concluded. The Green Bay Packers and other teams may still make a few small signings in preparation for training camp, but very few big names remain on the market.

With 2016 rosters starting to take shape, SB Nation's Dan Kadar has released his latest mock draft. In it, he has the Packers taking a name familiar to those that have followed his mocks throughout the offseason: UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark.

Clark fits an obvious need for Green Bay, who lost long-time starting nose tackle B.J. Raji to retirement earlier in March. Clark actually scored better than Raji in the speed drills at the combine, though he did so weighing over 20 pounds less. Still, Clark has plenty of room to grow. He doesn't turn 21 until after October, suggesting that he can fill out his frame over the next few years. Regardless, he has the skillset to function over the center in Dom Capers' 3-4 base defense.

Here's what Kadar said about the selection of Clark:

27. Green Bay Packers: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA

Whether it's playing at end or over the nose, Clark showed his versatility at UCLA. That could be attractive to a team like Green Bay, which needs an infusion of young talent up front to go along with players like Mike Daniels and Letroy Guion along the defensive line.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.