Joe Douglas and the New York Jets add more offensive line beef with the fourth-round drafting of Charlotte’s Cameron Clark.
Where’s the beef? The critical 1984 question not only shined a light on the fast-food chain Wendy’s, but it also did so in more important, political arenas (whether intentionally or accidentally).
Joe Douglas vowed to remake this offensive line and he did so with the first-round selection of Mekhi Becton and several free-agent acquisitions. Oh yeah, fourth-round product Cameron Clark shouldn’t be overlooked, either. The kid has the opportunity to do serious damage and Blewett’s Blitz breaks it down in his latest film review (over 30 plays).
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Charlotte runs zone-split. Clark (LT) uses a gallop technique to cover ground/generate power. Clark comes into the combo with good leverage and hand placement as his left is lower to the hip (attack center of mass). Clark continues to drive his feet to create vertical displacement and blocks through the whistle.
Charlotte runs a front side pin and pull. Clark has to reach the 3-tech inside of him on the backside of the play. Clark isn’t able to initially get in front of the 3T but smarts, technique and power show up in loads here. Clark opens his hips with his right foot, lands his right hand inside with his left on the hip. He then uses that contact as a pivot point as he “wrenches” the D-lineman to the backside.
Some good and bad here from Clark even though he gets it done at the end of the day. Clark shows some of his lack of foot speed/smoothness as he gets into his vertical set. Clark’s pad level is bouncing and body seems to be in high gear to work back at a slower pace.
But Clark is doesn’t open his hips early, frames the rusher well and lands his hands inside. He is then able to drop his hips and redirect the rushers force but lifting upwards, shutting down the rush.