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Seahawks tab DE Frank Clark with first selection in 2015 NFL Draft

With their first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Seahawks added to their defensive line with the selection of Wisconsin defensive end Frank Clark. He was taken at No. 63 overall.

Clark is listed at 6-3, 272 pounds. In 2014, he was second on the Wolverines with 13.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks. He finished with 42 tackles. In 2013, he was an All Big 10 second-teamer, as he led the team with 12 tackles for a loss and also registered 4.5 sacks. He started all 13 games in his junior season. 

Here is the Scouting Report on Clark: "Downhill defensive end who can play on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Has the power to control the edge and is able to disengage and finish as a tackler. Fires out of stance with good burst upfield as pass rusher. Keeps pad level low and converts speed to power. Gets shoulders turned when he rounds corner as pass rusher, gaining leverage advantage."

With the 63rd pick the Seattle Seahawks choose Frank Clark from Michigan.

Clark gives the Seahawks further depth on the defensive line, which has been well-known for rotating its premier talents for optimum production in recent seasons. The Seahawks totaled 37 sacks in 2014 and the addition of Clark only improves their outlook in that department. 

O'Brien Schofield went to Atlanta in free agency during the offseason, and the drafting of Clark immediately can replace the departed defensive end. Clark joins proven veterans Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril on the defensive end depth chart. Clark is certainly viewed as an explosive performer off the edge and joins a unit that is deep with experience and veteran leadership, which can only help his progress as a professional. Demarcus Dobbs and Cassius Marsh also remain on the current depth chart at defensive end, along with Greg Scruggs.

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