Kenny Clark gets drafted by Green Bay Packers 27th overall

Kenny Clark (far right) was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Kenny Clark (far right) was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. Photo by Keith Birmingham // Pasadena Star-News

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.

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.

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.


Clark’s coaches and teammates took to social media to extend their congratulations and support:

  • Sam Bam

    Congrats to Kenny Clark. Sanctions, Lane Killin and Ed Oregon screwed USC’s chances at getting him. I know i wanted SC to go harder than we did for him. He had a good career.