BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 53/13/10.5. Junior-year totals included 48/16.5/5.5.
POSITIVES: Athletic defensive end who.s at his best rushing the passer. Fluid moving about the field, quickly changes direction, and makes plays down the line. Effectively protects himself with his hands. Can twist or stunt and chases hard to get involved in the action.
NEGATIVES: Undersized, handled at the point, and moved from his angle of attack by opposing tight ends. Marginal instincts and late reacting.
ANALYSIS: Clermond is a first-move lineman who makes plays if he has a clear shot at the action. His lack of size is a liability in run defense and his best shot at the next level may come as a pass-rushing linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.