Dallas Cowboys Draft: 7 Different Defensive Tackles in 7 Rounds

Antwaun Woods #99 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Tyler Clark, Interior Defensive Lineman (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

Tyler Clark, Georgia

Round Grade: 5th Round

Value: Correct

Percentage Available: 100%

The senior from Georgia stands at 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds. In four years, the big man totaled 118 total tackles and six sacks. Clark has a lot of experience but very little production; if you watch him play it is very easy to tell why.

Clark has a big frame with long arms and he uses it well. His hand placement prevents offensive linemen from truly winning the leverage battle and his strength will drive linemen back into their stance. Clark is also fairly agile and has an effective swim move that can stop plays in the backfield.

However, that’s where the positives end with Clark. At times he seems to lack the motivation to keep fighting. Clark doesn’t have the production of many other tackles in this class, and it is concerning for someone who doesn’t usually get swallowed up by bigger offensive tackles.

Much like Agim, Clark also doesn’t have much to his pass-rushing arsenal. Agim got very good at shooting gaps in college; Clark had some success swimming past linemen. The lack of creativity combined with an inconsistent motor and production for a four-year player is the reason we see Clark fall down the list.

The Cowboys need several big guys on the defensive line. Clark would be a good developmental piece to have as the athleticism is apparent. The rest of his technique and mentality will need to be coached up and the team might have the right guy to do that with Jim Tomsula.