Jacques McClendon, G
- Height: 6-foot-3
- Weight: 324 pounds
- School: Tennessee
Like many of his Tennessee teammates, McClendon saw his draft stock slip with the Vols' 4-4 finish in SEC play last season. But the Cleveland, Tenn., product could still ride his strength to a shot at the next level. McClendon has a very strong lower body and the power to drive defenders off the ball. In addition to his toughness at the line, he has a quick pivot out of his stance and the ability to reach a moving target down the line. McClendon's technique is still somewhat raw, and he struggles to get his hands inside at times, but he's persistent and able to finish most of his blocks. His ability to get - and perhaps stay - on the field in the NFL will likely depend on whether or not he can improve in pass protection. He's a little narrow at the base and thus vulnerable to the bull rush. He'll most likely get a look as a free agent after the draft.
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