Michigan State coaches talk about former Spartan offensive lineman Donavon Clark who is headed to San Diego.

Some thought former Michigan State Spartan offensive lineman Donavon Clark might end up a free agent. But the Cincinnati, Ohio native was confident someone would call his name during the 2016 NFL Draft. What did Clark’s former coaches say about him?

By the end of the 2016 NFL Draft many may have been surprised that former Michigan State Spartans offensive lineman Donavon Clark heard his name called by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round (No. 224 overall).

What did Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio say about Clark?

“Donavon Clark is a big athlete, who can run,” said Mark Dantonio. “He has played every position along the offensive line, with the exception of center. Donavon has been a regular in the playing rotation since his red-shirt freshman year. He’s a tough, versatile player, who helped anchor our offensive line. Donavon played a key role in helping us win two Big Ten Championships, and on top of that, he’s a great person.”

Dantonio was not the only coach on the Spartans staff singing his praise as offensive line coach Mark Staten knows what Clark will bring to the Chargers.

“Donavon Clark has the athletic ability and smarts to play all five positions up front,” said Staten. “He’s a selfless, team-first player. Donavon brings unbelievable value to the San Diego Chargers here in the seventh round.”

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