The board had Myles Jack, Reggie Ragland, A’Shawn Robinson and Robert Nkemdiche. All potential home runs.
Instead, the Packers once again outsmarted everyone by taking UCLA nose tackle Kenny Clark.
First, Big Ted LOVES guys from UCLA. Datone Jones, Brett Hundley, Jonathan Franklin… gotta have ’em!
Second, a nose tackle… were the Packers reading all the bullshit clips about how they needed to replace B.J. Raji? They already have two nose tackles in Letroy Guion and Mike Pennel.
So let’s say Mike Pennel is such a fuckup that he’s being totally written off. And let’s say Guion is better as a defensive end, which he isn’t.
Then this was a need pick?
Let’s not even entertain that thought at this point.
Let’s just assume this guy was the top guy by far on the Packers’ board.
Because that’s the only logical explanation. Kenny Clark was the top guy on the Packers’ board by far.
They’ve seen something in him that most other teams in the league haven’t.
And while we’d tell you that’s totally fucking absurd, Big Ted did just that when he outsmarted all of us and drafted Damarious Randall in the first round last year.
It’s also possible this is another Datone Jones or Nick Perry pick. Clark will be sold as a difference-maker and then he’ll barely get on the field.
Or, it’s possible that Big Ted was blown away by losing Raji. That, despite all evidence to the contrary, Ted thought Raji was actually a good player.
“And boy, I just gotta replace that all-star, B.J. Raji!”
So, Kenny Fuckin’ Clark…
Not Reggie Ragland, not Myles Jack, not A’Shawn Robinson…
Kenny Fuckin’ Clark. Here it is.
2015: 75 tackles, 11 for loss, six sacks
Listen, those are GREAT numbers for an interior defensive lineman. Also, this dude is 6-3, 314. He’s a run stopper, though. He’s going to take up blockers.
That will be his job with the Packers.
So, we just drafted another B.J. Raji.
Let’s hope this one is better than the useless sack of shit the last one was.