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Scott Long asks Mike Detillier
about Deondre Clark

Posted 6/26/13

Scott: Mike, What's your assessment of Deondre Clark?

Mike: Scott, he reminds me a lot of Sam Montgomery when he came out of Greenwood High School in South Carolina. He's quick off the snap, very explosive, he has quick hands and you can see on film he has very good trackdown skills and instincts.

But where he really looks so much like Sam is that he plays the game on balance and he uses good leverage skills like Montgomery did when he came out of high school.

Some of these "speed" rushers just want to use that quickness and speed to defeat their man, but Deondre has good technical skills and he plays the game on balance and with good leverage skills. He will need to work with the weights and add some bulk to his frame, like Sam Montgomery did, to take on and defeat these huge and quick offensive tackles you play each week in this conference, but he's one of the top five defensive end prospects in the country and his coaches rave about his work ethic.

Another point I talked about and wrote about a lot from the last recruiting class is that LSU has become a national recruiting team now, especially on defense and their reputation for developing defensive linemen is well known by these high school kids. Last recruiting class they got two defensive linemen from Louisiana, two from North Carolina, and one each from New Jersey, Florida, Nebraska and Tennessee and now they land the top defensive lineman in Oklahoma in Deondre Clark.


Mike Detillier, based in southern Louisiana, is editor and publisher of Mike Detillier's NFL Draft Report. He's also the college and pro football analyst for WWL 870 AM Radio in New Orleans, a sports columnist for several newspapers and Web sites, and a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country. His website is mikedetillier.com.




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