For rookie Frank Clark, it's hip-hop and jazz music that help put him in a favorable mood.
"It's feel good music," the Seahawks defensive end said with a smile from his locker at team headquarters on Friday, two days before his team takes on the Packers in Green Bay.
Clark, Seattle's first selection (No. 63 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, had to have felt plenty good in preseason as he led all NFL defensive linemen in tackles (15) and recorded two forced fumbles and one sack. He played 27 percent of the team's defensive snaps in the regular-season opener against the St. Louis Rams and was used as a situational player in the team's D-line rotation, a role Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard has said Clark will hold for the time being.
"Ultimately, he will be called upon when needed," Richard said of Seattle's second-round pick out of the University of Michigan. "And then we absolutely look to him to come in and perform."
With the Seahawks on the road for a matchup with Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field, Clark could be called upon to help provide pressure on the Packers quarterback who didn't get sacked once in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. If Clark's number is called, know that these five "feel good" tunes were what helped him get going on gameday:
1. Big Tymin' - Nef the Pharaoh
2. Legend - Shy Glizzy
3.* Status Symbol - *Nipsey Hussle
4. *March Madness - *Future
5. Get Rich - RJ feat. Iamsu! & Choice
(warning: tracks may contain explicit language)