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2015 NFL Draft Player Profile: WKU OT Cameron Clemmons

Clemmons' size, leadership, and resumé could earn him a spot in the league, but his technique may be in question.

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Cameron Clemmons, a 6'6", 305-pound offensive tackle out of Western Kentucky, has had an impressive career. The Mount Juliet, Tennessee native was the anchor to a WKU offensive line that paved the way for quarterback Brandon Doughty, running back Leon Allen, and the Hilltopper offense to soar to unprecedented levels statistically in 2014; Western Kentucky averaged over 44 points per game, ranking sixth nationally.

Although Clemmons was not officially invited to the NFL Combine, his skill has not gone unnoticed. Clemmons recently participated in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg. Voted a team captain by his teammates, Clemmons' leadership should also help him land a spot in the NFL.


Watching Clemmons play, his movement in space and athleticism are evident in most of his games. His innate ability to detect stunts and blitzes and then react quickly is also something NFL scouts should be excited about. I think Clemmons has a great build that NFL teams will work with to eventually add more bulk to him so his height can be more fully utilized in a league that has been recently dominated by pass rushers.


Clemmons sometimes shows a lack of energy late in games. His strength in pass protection is also slightly below what it should be for his size, but I think he can definitely improve if given a shot in the league.


Most consider Clemmons to go undrafted come this spring, and with the large amount of talent at the position in the draft pool, it's hard to see a team drafting him. I do, however, believe that he will get a chance (similar to other Western Kentucky players before him) as an undrafted free agent somewhere that will nurture his skill set and give him time to learn.