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Why Our Favorite NFL Teams Should Draft OL Le'Raven Clark

We make the case for why our favorite NFL team is the best landing spot for Le'Raven Clark

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The Cowboys line is pretty much set with young talent for the years to come, except at right tackle. Doug Free has done a serviceable job but he isn't the same caliber as the other guys on the line. If the Cowboys drafted Clark it would essentially mean they were drafting him to be Free's replacement. This would be a very interesting pick if the Cowboys do go after Clark. If he's there in the 3rd it'd be hard to pass on his talent.


The Minnesota Vikings went 11-5 last season on the way to a division title. Two of those five losses were a direct result of poor pass protection, an unfortunate theme which endured throughout the season. Against both Denver and Arizona, a potentially game-winning drive was thwarted by franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater being sacked, and not because he held onto the ball for too long.

The Vikings desperately need pass protection on the offensive line if their offense is going to take the next step. Le’Raven Clark knows pass protection better than probably any other prospect in this year’s draft. A four year starter in a pass heavy offense, Clark would seemingly be an immediate help to the Vikings passing attack.


After impressing teams with his size and quickness at the combine, Le'Raven has the chance to be an early round pick for a lucky team. The Raiders have tried to patchwork their line but are in need of a great lineman to provide young QB Derek Carr pass protection. Some analysts have Clark going in the 1st round, but will Oakland use a 1st round pick on a lineman when they have greater needs on the defense?

Should Le’Raven Clark be drafted by your favorite team instead? Let us know why in the comments!