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Draft Scout LeRaven Clark News
03/12/15 - Texas Tech offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark said he did not receive a first- or second-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board this winter, which made it a simple call to stay for his senior season. The two-time AP All-Big 12 tackle had never seemed especially interested in leaving early, even beforehand. “It wasn’t too much of a decision for me,” Clark said Monday. “I kind of had in mind for the most part to come back. I didn’t really put too much thought into it. Just kind of assessed where I was going to be.”
Between last year and this year, the NFL changed the grading system for underclassmen soliciting information for early inclusion in the draft. In previous years, one of five ratings was assigned: as high as the first round, as high as the second round, as high as the third round, no potential to go in the first three rounds and no potential to be drafted. This year, the advisory board issued one of three grades: first round, second round or neither, which could be taken as a recommendation to stay in school. Now in the midst of another spring practice with the Red Raiders, the 6-foot-6, 316-pound Rockdale product says he has areas he wants to shore up. “My overall strength, for the most part,” he said. “And little technical stuff, sharpening my game. And playing hard every snap.” - Don Williams, Texas Tech football
08/08/14 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL TEAM (MEDIA): OL Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech 6-5 303 Jr/2L Rockdale, Texas,...Clark, a native of Rockdale, Texas, was an All-Big 12 first team selection by the Associated Press and Athlon Sports as a sophomore after starting all 12 games for the Red Raiders at left tackle. He enters his junior season having started in 26-consecutive games, the longest active streak on the team. - Texas Tech football
08/06/14 - 2014 PRESEASON OUTLAND TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: OT Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech...Clark played in all 13 games (13 starts) while starting all 13 games at left tackle in 2013... has made 26 consecutive starts on the Red Raider offensive line dating back to 2012... All-Big 12 (2nd Team)... AP All-Big 12 (1st Team). - Texas Tech football
08/06/14 - 2014 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: Le’Raven Clark, T, Jr. - Texas Tech...This is the second-straight season where Clark has been recognized on the Lombardi Award Watch List. The Rockdale, Texas native bolstered the Red Raider offensive line a year ago, starting in all 13 games en route to earning All-Big 12 first team honors by the Associated Press and Athlon Sports. Clark enters his junior season having started in 26-consecutive games dating back to 2012 where he was a first team freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). - Texas Tech football
06/16/14 - Texas Techs' top NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. OT Le'Raven Clark, RS Junior...After starting all 13 games at right guard as a freshman in 2012, Clark moved outside and manned the left tackle duties last year as a sophomore, starting all 13 games and earning Second Team All-Big 12 honors. He looks more like a guard with his body type, but he has the light feet to play on the edges and cover a large area. Clark is more of a catch blocker with his high cut stance and tendency to play upright, lacking ideal base strength.
He flashes a nasty punch in the run game with the ability to drive defenders out of the play, but doesn't show the same strength as a pass blocker. In Texas Tech's offense, the left tackle is almost always retreating in pass protection, making it easy to criticize Clark's technique and footwork, but it's just a product of what he's asked to do. Clark has started every game the past two seasons and has several NFL tools that can be groomed at the next level. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com