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Clark is the most underrated guy on our team, and probably in the running for most underated by NFL fans, as just so few people talk about him.

He needs more help around him, but he's simply dominant when fully health.

The starting point, of course, will be Clark, who has developed into one of the elite three-down interior defensive linemen in the league. Among the 82 who rushed the passer at least 200 times, Clark finished sixth in ProFootballFocus.com’s pass-rushing productivity, a metric that measures sacks, hits and hurries per pass-rushing snap. Among the 63 who played at least 200 run-defending snaps, he finished seventh in PFF’s run-stop percentage, a metric that essentially measures impact tackles. Clark was the only lineman in the league to finish in the top 16 in both stats; Clark, meanwhile, was in the top seven.

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Beast...PHENOMENAL post.

The person doing the analysis did a really nice job. Most important, early on, he stumbled into a key concept an one that is so undervalued...the ability to control 2 gaps. When you have that, it should set up the rest of the defense.

Clark is the key to the interior defensive line. Lowry, Lancaster, et al need to be as effective against double teams if we are going to be effective against the run especially against stronger Offensive Lines.
Kenny Clark is easily the most over rated guy on the Green Bay Packers. The guy shows up for one or two plays a game. He's no Aaron Donald and yet Packers fans think he's so special, so amazing.

The best part of Clark is he's under 25 and has a lot of potential.
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

Kenny Clark is easily the most over rated guy on the Green Bay Packers. The guy shows up for one or two plays a game. He's no Aaron Donald and yet Packers fans think he's so special, so amazing.

I assume this is sarcasm, because from my experience the exact opposite it true.

Except the Aaron Donald part, but there is only one Aaron Donald, where some people have made a fairly good case that Donald should have won an NFL MVP award as a complete game changer. Donald is one of a kind, there might not ever be another Donald level player.

No one is claiming Clark is that, there have been other Clark's, but there are no other Clark's in the NFL right. Also Donald is a 3 tech asked to attack up field at all times, while Clark is a 1 tech, often asked to two gap. But they're both the best in the NFL at their respected tech.

If someone can't realize Kenny Clark is special and amazing then they tells more of their lack in ability to understand and appreciate interior linemen football.

Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

The best part of Clark is he's under 25 and has a lot of potential.

Yup, Clark and Alexander are both on PFFs top 25 players under 25.

Age at kickoff: 24 years, 11 months, 6 days
Modern NFL nose tackles are rarely anything more than space-eaters and early-down run-stuffers. Clark is an exception, as his 90.9 pass-rush grade when lined up over center in 2019 was tops among any player who had a significant sample size. He has now graded above 70.0 in each of his first four NFL seasons and is coming off back-to-back years with pass-rushing grades above 87.0. With the kind of production he’s put up, it’s going to be hard for the Packers not to get a new deal done with Clark.

Not so long ago I posted a prediction that included Kenny Clark starting at NT for the Packers. Folks came out of the woodwork to put him down.

How many remember that Letroy Guion preceded Kenny Clark and replaced B.J. Raji in 2016. Guion was replaced by Clark after one season. Clark will be starting his 4th season as as starter in 2020. He has paid his dues and unless another can beat him out at NT, constructive support should be the way to go on this. If Clark needs to improve in some way, I'm sure he will hear about it from his coaches.

Good Luck Kenny Clark !

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