PROS: He blocks with an edge, looking to put his opponents on their back and he proved time and time again in the Clemson game that he has the power and tenacity to do it. Hands carry a lot of pop when he uncorks them. Stuns defenders with his punch. Finds leverage points on his opponents and puts them on skates. It’s game over if he has an advantageous angle. Obvious power throughout his frame to absorb and redirect. Fairly smooth sliding his feet. Massive hands with impressive grip strength. Plays with extension and controls blocks. Smart football player with good awareness of pressure packages.
CONS: Range and lateral mobility are modest. Needs to be more deliberate about synching up his feet and upper body. Pass sets can be too tall. Can be too aggressive with his punch and placement becomes an issue. Needs to be more patient in pass protection to stay more controlled. Only played left tackle at Charlotte and will likely find better success at guard in the NFL.
BEST TRAIT - Power
WORST TRAIT - Footwork in Pass Pro
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Charlotte offensive linemen Cameron Clark enters the NFL after appearing in a program-record 39 games while starting 35 contests. The 49ers’ offensive MVP in 2017, Clark was a team captain in both 2018 and 2019. Clark is a physical blocker with a maulers mentality. He is dynamic in the run game to create movement and finish every block. With that said, he needs some technical work in pass protection to reach his ceiling with both his feet and hands. Clark is likely best suited for a west coast offense that features a power run game but I don’t think he’s scheme-specific. Clark has the makeup of an NFL starter but it may not be in Year One.