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Jack Conklin Meets With the Texans At NFL Combine

The Houston Texans met with Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin at the NFL Combine.

The Houston Texans get 60 NFL Combine interviews and one of those has been used on Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson. Conklin was a three-year letter winner for the Spartans while playing left tackle. He started 38 of 39 games in his career at Michigan State. 

Conklin has the ability to play both left and right tackle and he chose to forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. The former walk-on turned himself into one of the better offensive tackles coming into the 2016 NFL draft. 

In 2015 Conklin was selected 1st team All-American and All-Big Ten for his play. At 6'6" and 325 lbs., Conklin has been lauded for his want to and desire on the field

Lance Zierlien Draft Report on Jack Conklin 

Possesses top flight size and strength at the tackle position and has the technique and recovery athleticism to make up for his average foot quickness. Conklin went from solid in 2014 to very good in 2015 and teams must now decide whether or not they want to give him a chance at left tackle or plug him in on the right side where he should be able to step in right away and become a quality starter. Conklin has some physical limitations, but he’s got solid technique and exactly the field demeanor that offensive line coaches will be looking for.

Full Report Here


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