Daryll Clark Scouting Report

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Daryll Clark Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Big10
School: Penn State Nittany Lions
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #17
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 231 lbs.

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2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Daryll Clark, QB, Penn State

Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark was one of the more impressive new starters in college football last season. Clark led Penn State to am 11-2 record and a Rose Bowl appearance in his first year. Many analysts compare him to Michael Robinson, the leader of the 2005 squad. Even though he is a dual threat quarterback, Clark is a much more polished passer than Robinson was. Clark has become an effective game manager during his short starting career. He checks down balls he could easily have forced into coverage, a good sign for a relatively inexperienced signal caller. Clark has started all 13 games for Penn State as a junior, with excellent results. He completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 2592 yards and 19 touchdowns, throwing just 6 interceptions in the process. Clark also used his mobility to his advantage, calling his own number 79 times in the run game. He ran for 282 yards last season, and scored 10 touchdowns on the ground, to go with the 5 rushing touchdowns he scored during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Clark had a solid senior year, but didn't show the drastic improvement scouts had hoped for. He completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 3003 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He again contributed in the running game with 211 yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. Some of Clark's struggles can be attributed to his inexperienced receiving corps. He was given a late invite to the East-West Shrine Game, where a good showing could help his draft stock tremendously. Clark is likely to be a late fourth or fifth round pick, but will be an excellent project for an NFL quarterback coach. Daryll Clark had a solid, but unimpressive performance at the East-West Shrine Game. He was inconsistent all week in practice with his accuracy, and had issues with his footwork. He did perform well in the actual game though, going 7 for 10 passing with 75 yards. He doesn't appear to have helped or hurt his stock, he's still a project pick in the middle rounds of the draft.

Last Updated Feb-15-2010 by Randall Weida

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 7th Round

Clark has an above average arm and a strong desire to win, but falters in big games and will be hard pressed to manage an NFL huddle.

Posted by:
jnols 04/16/10 04:26 PM
Prediction: 6th Round

49ers are interested

Posted by:
davidbuskirk 03/06/10 04:42 PM