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Seventh Round Pick Eager to Show Off Position Versatility
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The Bolts bolstered their o-line by selecting two offensive linemen in the 2016 NFL Draft. One of them was seventh round pick Donavon Clark. The guard from Michigan State took to the field on Friday for Rookie Mini Camp and was overall pleased with how the day went.
“It was great,” Clark said. “It was good just putting on that helmet again and running out there with all the guys. It was a great start to rookie minicamp so the goal is to keep pushing forward. As an offensive line, we can’t really be individuals because if one guy misses his block, the play could be over. (So) far, the communication has been great. (Offensive Line) Coach (Jeff) Davidson is a heck of a coach so it makes me do better.”
“It shows my knowledge and understanding of the game is pretty high up there. It just helps that you can know different positions because it can better help you do your job if you can understand (that’s) how someone else does his job.”
Knowing Clark is well-versed in versatility is huge considering the Chargers saw no shortage of players switching sides and positions, sometimes in-game last season. Luckily for the Bolts, switching comes easy to Clark thanks to his experience.
As a seventh round pick, Clark knows he has his work cut out for him to make an impression. With that said, he’s attacking minicamp and the remainder of the offseason with a fierce tenacity and chip on his shoulder that comes along with being selected in the final round of the Draft.
“I’m out here now after the whole draft process (of worrying) where I could possibly land, whether I would be drafted or undrafted. Now, it really doesn’t matter because at the same time, we’re all still fighting for a job to win a 53-man spot. I’m just doing everything in my power to get better every day.” Read