Kenny Clark has been one of the stars of the Green Bay Packers‘ defense ever since he was picked in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Clark is a two-time Pro Bowler and, despite seeing regular double teams, continues to dominate along the defensive line.
The exciting part this season is that he is surrounded by possibly the deepest Packers defensive line in years.
Clark played in 16 games for the Packers, starting all of them. He finished the season with 48 tackles, four sacks, 13 quarterback hits, and six tackles for loss.
According to Pro Football Reference, Clark had 28 pressures and 15 hurries.
2021 season review
It was arguably Clark’s best season yet. Despite regularly being double-teamed, Clark continued to generate interior pass rush, putting up some of the best numbers of his career.
As a result, Clark was voted to his second Pro Bowl while helping the Packers’ defense rank ninth overall.
Clark had an excellent playoff performance versus the San Francisco 49ers, making a sack, two quarterback hits, and four tackles.
Will he make the roster?
Yes. Clark will once again be a key starter in Green Bay’s defense.
What to expect in 2022
We should expect more of the same from the Pro Bowl defensive tackle in 2022. He will still be the main focus of opposing offensive lines and should see plenty of double teams.
But Clark finally has some much-needed help.
Along with Dean Lowry, who had a career year in 2021, the Packers added veteran Jarran Reed and first-round pick Devonte Wyatt this offseason. That’s two players who can come in and make an immediate impact for this defense.
When Clark takes on two blockers, it will free up Reed and Wyatt for one-on-one opportunities.
With Kenny Clark leading the way, this can be the Packers’ strongest defensive line in years.