In one of many twists in Thursday’s NFL Draft, the first UCLA Bruin off the board was not linebacker Myles Jack. As Jack sat in the green room in Chicago, he heard former teammate Kenny Clark‘s name called as the 27th pick overall by the Green Bay Packers.
Pete Marshall was on hand in Highland for Clark’s draft party — read his story here.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 29, 2016
Clark, one of many early entries for the Bruins this year, started in 13 games last year. He was a first-team All-Pac-12 Conference selection. He was second on the team in tackles (75), sacks (6.0) and tackles for loss (11), putting up career-highs in each category.
— Kenny Clark (@KCBoutThatLife) April 29, 2016
Clark joins former UCLA Bruins Datone Jones and Brett Hundley in Green Bay as Jones was drafted in the first round by the Packers at 26th overall in 2013 and Hundley went in the fifth round last year.
Ayeeeeeee lets freaking go. I promise this kid is very special. @KCBoutThatLife Congrats bro
— Datone Jones (@IAM_Dat_One) April 29, 2016
— Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) April 29, 2016
Clark’s coaches and teammates took to social media to extend their congratulations and support:
— Cassius Marsh (@KingCash_7191) April 29, 2016
— Xavier Su’a-Filo (@bigxmanee) April 29, 2016