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DT Jeremy Clark

Post  Big_Pete on Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:26 pm

I have been looking for info on DT Jeremy Clark - recently signed by the Giants

he was an UDFA signed by the eagled in 2007, it seems he was in the Eagles system all last year.

here is what I have found


Jeremy Clark, DT, Alabama

Name: Jeremy Clark
College: Alabama Number: 99
Height: 6-3 Weight: 309
Position: DT Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2007
40 Time: 5.02 40 Low: 4.97 40 High: 5.07
Projected Round: 7 Stock:
Rated number 21 out of 148 DT's 269 / 2353 TOTAL

Combine Results
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6'02.4"
Weight: 309 lbs
40 Yrd Dash: 5.02
20 Yrd Dash: 2.84
10 Yrd Dash: 1.64
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 29
Vertical Jump: 29"
Broad Jump: 08'08"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.82
3-Cone Drill: 7.78

Pro Day Results
Dates: 03/21/07
Height: 6'02.4"
Weight: 309lbs
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 31"
Broad Jump: 9'2"
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:

Draft Scout Snapshot: 18 TT, 2.5 TFL, 2 SK, PBU, 3 QBH in '05. 20 TT, 2 TFL, 0.5 SK, PBU in '04, had offseason foot surgery in winter '04. 23 TT, 3 TFL, 2 SK, 4 QBH, FF in '03. Redshirted '02.


An anchor in the middle of the field since his freshman year, Clark started 26 games during his first three seasons with the Tide at right defensive tackle, shifting to the left side as a senior, where he earned 12 more starting assignments. One of the quicker interior linemen in the Southeastern Conference, Clark generally spent his Saturday afternoons occupying multiple blockers, freeing up a teammate to make the play.

During his time at Daphne High School, Clark was considered one of the top defensive line prospects in the state after getting 80 tackles and nine sacks and helping the team capture the state Class 6A title. He also earned All-State honors. As a junior, he had 65 tackles, seven sacks and three fumble recoveries.

Clark was selected to Tuscaloosa News' Sweet Sixteen, The Birmingham News' Dandy Dozen; The Mobile Press Register Elite 18, The Birmingham Post-Herald 10 Most Wanted and The Montgomery Advertiser Elite 11 teams.

After enrolling at Alabama in 2002, he spent the year on the scout team. He would go on to start six of 11 games in 2003, totaling 23 tackles (13 solos) with two sacks, three stops for losses and four quarterback pressures. He also caused a fumble while logging action in 368 plays.

As a sophomore, Clark started all 12 games at right tackle in 2004. He collected 20 tackles (six solos) with an assisted sack and two stops behind the line of scrimmage on 331 plays. He started eight of 12 contests as a junior in 2005. He managed a career-low 18 tackles (9 solos), but did have two sacks and three pressures in 269 snaps.

In 2006, Clark shifted to left tackle, starting 12 of 13 games. He posted 24 tackles (10 solos) with a fumble recovery on 406 plays, but did not generate any stops behind the line of scrimmage.

In 48 games with the Tide, Clark started 38 times. He recorded 85 tackles (38 solos) with 4.5 sacks for minus-30 yards and eight stops for losses of 34 yards. He had six quarterback pressures, gained five yards on a fumble recovery and also caused a fumble. He added two pass deflections and was on the field for 1,374 plays.


Positives: Has a short, fireplug-type of frame with broad shoulders, wide waist and hips and thick legs...His frame has the potential to carry at least another 20 pounds without it affecting his quickness...Plays with good effort, showing the quick initial burst to gain advantage off the snap...More of a space filler than a playmaker, but has the lateral agility to work down the line...Has functional foot agility to shoot the gaps and apply pocket pressure...Reads and reacts to plays quickly and has speed to make plays down the line once he locates the ball...Efficient inside tackler who uses his size to collide with ball carriers and his hand strength to drag them down...Does a nice job of recognizing blocking schemes, getting better backfield protection when aligned in the three-technique...Has the range to get out on the edge and squeeze the outside running game.

Negatives: Despite his compact frame, he stands too tall at the line and lacks the strength needed to hold his ground firmly against combo blocks...Has the quickness to shoot the gaps, but outside of his initial burst, he lacks pass rush moves...Gives good effort, but fails to make plays...Struggles to leverage and is quickly defeated against double-team action...Shows marginal hand usage and struggles to shed, as he doesn't use his strength well enough to gain separation...Gets his base too narrow when he stands up at the line and that leads to his chest being exposed long enough for a blocker to get under his jersey... Can penetrate, but his feet die in long pursuit, failing to seal the deal in attempts to sack the quarterback.

Compares To: KENNY KING-Baltimore...Like his former high school and college teammate, Clark has good short-area quickness to gain advantage off the line. But once he gets into the backfield, he just seems unable to make the play. Fourty-eight games, 1,374 snaps, and all he has to show for it are 85 tackles. With just 4.5 sacks, he's not going to remind anyone of Reggie White. He will get into camp, flash a few plays here and there, earn a roster spot and pick up a paycheck, but he is simply not starting material.

Career Notes

Did not register any tackles behind the line of scrimmage in his last 18 games.

2006 Season

Played in thirteen games at left defensive tackle, starting all but the Louisiana State clash...Recorded 24 tackles (10 solos) with a pass deflection and returned a fumble recovery, but did not have any plays behind the line of scrimmage, despite seeing a career-high 406 plays of action.

2005 Season

Started eight of twelve contests at right defensive tackle...Was still trying to recover from off-season right knee meniscus surgery earlier in the season and was held to a career-low 18 tackles (9 solos)...Registered two sacks for minus 15 yards and had three stops for losses of 16 yards...Credited with two pressures while appearing in 269 plays.

2004 Season

Started all twelve games at right defensive tackle, logging action in 331 plays...Recorded 20 tackles (6 solos) with an assisted sack, two stops for losses of 8 yards and a pass deflection.

2003 Season

Played in eleven games, starting six contests, including the final five at right tackle... Credited with 23 tackles (13 solos), two sacks for minus 9 yards, three stops for losses of 10 yards and four pressures...Also caused a fumble...Participated in 368 snaps...Was bothered most of the year by a mid-foot sprain that required surgery after the season to repair and was forced to sit out the Northern Illinois and Arkansas games.

2002 Season

Redshirted as a freshman.

Injury Report

2001: Underwent surgery in high school to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

2003: Sat out the Arkansas and Northern Illinois games with a mid-foot sprain that required surgery to repair after the season.

2004: Underwent surgery in February to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Agility Tests

Campus: 5.0 in the 40-yard dash...31-inch vertical jump...9'1" broad jump...32-inch arm length...9-inch hands...Ambidextrous...20/24 Wonderlic score.

Combine: 5.04 in the 40-yard dash...1.77 10-yard dash...2.93 20-yard dash...4.82 20-yard shuttle...7.78 three-cone drill...29-inch vertical jump...8'8" broad jump...Bench pressed 225 pounds 29 times.

High School

Attended Daphne (Ala.) High School, playing football for head coach Steve Savoreese...Considered one of the top defensive line prospects in the state after getting 80 tackles and nine sacks and helping the team capture the state Class 6A title...Also earned All-State honors...As a junior, he had 65 tackles, seven sacks and three fumble recoveries...Was selected to Tuscaloosa News' Sweet Sixteen, The Birmingham News' Dandy Dozen, The Mobile Press Register Elite 18, The Birmingham Post-Herald 10 Most Wanted and The Montgomery Advertiser Elite 11 teams.


Consumer Science major...Son of Kenneth and Florence Barnes...Born 9/06/83...Resides in Daphne, Alabama.

Draft Scout Player News

06/13/08 - DT Jeremy Clark was placed on waivers by the Eagles.

05/01/07 - Undrafted Rookie Free Agent, signed by Philadelphia Eagles: A four-year starter on Alabama’s defensive line, registered 85 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 8 TFLs during his collegiate career. Notched a career-high 23 tackles during his senior season, including a season-best 6 and a fumble recovery vs. intrastate rival Auburn. Was an all-state performer during his senior season at Daphne (AL) HS, where he amassed 80 tackles and 9 sacks in helping his team to the state 6A championship. Born 9/6/83.

01/17/07 - East-West Shrine, "NFL Day" Practice: Alabama's Jeremy Clark and Nebraska's Ola Dagundoro also were able to consistently blow up plays from the inside. Each showed good initial quickness off the snap and enough power to hold up consistently at the point of attack. Dagundoro, in particular, flashed during the scrimmage, causing scouts to point him out.

11/21/06 - LOOKING GOOD: DT Jeremy Clark tied for the team lead with six tackles and recovered a fumble.

11/14/06 - DT tackle Jeremy Clark (ankle) surprised the coaching staff by practicing on Thursday and was able to make the trip and play. Dominic Lee started in Clark's place, but Clark was on the field during the Tide's first defensive series.
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Re: DT Jeremy Clark

Post  Big_Pete on Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:30 pm

unless we want a pure plugger, Clark doesn't seem to offer too much. Although we are arguable after a run plugger.

But does seem to have decent physical tools; perhaps time under Mike Wauffle he could surprise?

He will give good opposition for our oline though, it will be interesting to see how they handle him.
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