BIO: Four-year starter at right guard who also saw action at center as a freshman. All-Conference selection last year.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized lineman who flashes the ability to dominate opponents. Naturally strong, stays square and keeps opponents away from the action. Alert picking up stunts or twists thrown by defenders. Can slide laterally in space, quickly gets his hands up and blocks with leverage throughout the action. Turns defenders off the line, anchors at the point or walls opponents from the play with good body positioning. Blocks down on opponents or easily rides them from their angle of attack. Quick to the second level engaging linebackers and also effective kicking out.
NEGATIVES: Lacks adjustment, does not play with balance and must make better use of blocking angles. Does not always attack assignments or play with great intensity.
ANALYSIS: Naturally gifted, Clinkscale is incredibly effective when focused on the task at hand. Could develop into a starter at the next level if he pays attention to detail, properly conditions himself and plays with consistent effort.