Biography: Awarded All-Conference honors since his junior season. Totals last year included 60.9%/2003/24/10. Junior numbers included 2592 yards passing and 19 touchdowns.
Positives: Patient college signal caller who does not project well to the next level. Stands strong in the pocket, displays a terrific sense of knowing where his receivers are on the field. Quickly locates the open pass catcher. Stands in against the rush to get the ball away, easily gets to the outside and loses nothing making the pass on the move. Keeps his feet active, goes to check-down receivers, and puts touch on throws when necessary. Possesses a solid arm and throws display good velocity.
Negatives: Must improve his pass placement and accuracy. Late with throws, often high of the mark, and consistently has pass catchers adjusting to the errant ball. Stares down the primary target. Does not always sense pressure properly.
Analysis: Clarke has been a solid quarterback at Penn State the past two seasons and is a good athlete with a solid arm. His accuracy and pass placement are likely to prevent him from ever becoming a quarterback on the NFL level yet his athleticism could help him secure his spot on a practice squad as a developmental prospect.
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