View Full Version : Take a flier on D.J.Clark

04-16-2009, 10:17 PM
D.J. Clark Cornerback Senior Idaho St.
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 200 | 40-Time: 4.45

Career Statistics
2005 11 44 2 3 30
2006 11 39 6 3 63
2007 11 70 6 4 148
2008 12 58 8 5 48
Totals 45 211 22 15 289

2007 ... Led the Bengals in interception for a third straight season ... picked off four passes, and he ranked among the top 30 in the nation in that category ... returned two of those for touchdowns ... also racked up 70 tackles on the year, good for fifth on the team, and he broke up a team-high six passes on the year ... forced a pair of fumbles ... had a busy day at Oregon State, racking up a career-high 11 tackles ... also had busy days against Weber State and Northern Colorado with nine tackles each ... also broke up a career-high three passes against Northern Colorado as well ... had his first pick of the season against Eastern Washington ... followed that up the next week with a pick-six against Montana State, going 48 yards just before halftime ... had five tackles, an interception, a forced fumble, and a pass break up vs. Portland State ... also forced a fumble the next week against Cal Poly while recording eight tackles, all solo ... tied an NCAA record with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown against Weber State, his third career touchdown, all of which have come on national television, ended the season with seven tackles at Sacramento State.

2006 ... Led the Bengals in interceptions for the second consecutive year, starting all 11 games of the season at cornerback ... was named honorable mention All-Big Sky ... also knocked away six passes, recorded 39 tackles, and blocked a kick ... had a superb opener against UNLV, with five tackles, two pass break ups , and a blocked field goal ... had a season-high seven tackles against Idaho, including an interception in the end zone to kill a Vandal drive ... picked off a pass at Northern Colorado and returned it for a 31-yard touchdown, his first career score ... also had an interception against Sacramento State, which he returned 32 yards ... broke up a pair of passes against both Montana State and Northern Arizona ... had five tackles each in the final two games of the year, against Eastern Washington and Weber State.

2005 ... Clark started all 11 games for the Bengals as a freshman at cornerback, earning Second Team All-Big Sky Conference ... led the Bengals with three interceptions, tying for third in the Big Sky, and tying for the most among all Big Sky freshmen ... was sixth on the squad in tackles with 44, and his 30 solo stops were third on the team ... had two passes broken up and a forced fumble as well ... had an interception and three tackles in his first career game against Southern Utah ... racked up five tackles, all solos, at Kentucky ... had another pick against Montana-Western ... contributed four tackles and a forced fumble against Eastern Washington ... had six tackles against Montana State, and he set up a touchdown with an interception and his 17-yard return ... had five tackles against Montana ... registered a season-high seven stops against Weber State ... added six tackles in his next game vs. Portland State, and then had five tackles and two passes broken up against Northern Arizona.

2004 ... Redshirted.

HS ... Lettered in football and track for three years each at El Camino High School ... as a senior was First Team All-North County and First Team All-Avocado League ... was named Second Team All-Union Tribune and Second Team All-CIF ... also was named All-San Diego Section ... had three interceptions as a senior, and played on offense as well, scoring six touchdowns ... was a team captain ... ran the 100-meter in track at 10.8 and the 200-meter in 21.6.

Personal ... His parents are Al and Karen Clark ... has a brother Andre, and a sister Arlia ... will major in physical education ... his birthday is November 30, 1986 ... first name is Derrick ... he and his wife Megan have a son DeShawn James, who was born the day before the Northern Arizona game on October 12, 2007.

Clark's Career Defensive Stats
Year TT-UT Tfl-Yds Sck-Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds PD
2005 44-30 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 3-30 2
2006 39-19 3.0-5 0.0-0 0 0-0 3-63 6
2007 70-47 2.0-5 1.0-2 2 0-0 4-148 6
Total 153-96 5.0-10 1.0-2 3 0-0 10-241 14

Career Highs: Tackles - 9 at Oregon State, 9-15-2007; Tackles for Loss - 2.0, at Idaho 9-16-06; Forced Fumbles - 1, 3 times, last vs. Cal Poly, 10-27-2007; Interceptions - 1, 10 times last at Weber State, 11-3-2007; Pass Break Ups - 3 vs. Northern Colorado, 10-6-2007

I believe he could be taken in the later rounds ( late 5th ) and with his physical stats he could be eased into the 4th corner or maybe if he develops quickly, he might have some time in the nickel corner

Tell me what you think!!!!:tt02:

04-16-2009, 10:29 PM
I think with Gay, Taylor and Townsend we are good for this year. So drafting someone who needs a year to learn the D would be great. I especially love the height. I really hope we take a CB in the later rounds and use early rounds for DL and OL or a skill position if we get a super value pick. This guy seems as good as any we could get in the late rounds.

04-17-2009, 06:26 AM
UDFA maybe