Frank Clark

Sports Injury Predictor

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 46%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 3.8%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 1.1
Durability: question mark 19

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Frank Clark Player Overview

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

The Chiefs sent a 2019 first-rounder and a 2020 second-rounder to the Seahawks last year for Clark, who then got the big contract K.C. wouldn't give to Dee Ford. Given that setup, Clark disappointed. The 26-year-old posted his fewest sacks since his 2015 rookie campaign, saw his QB hits cut nearly in half vs. 2018 (27 to 14) and tied for just 38th among all EDGE players in total pressures (according to Pro Football Focus). But Clark had 1 key factor working against him.

Clark spent basically the entire season playing through a pinched nerve in his neck. He told Chiefs Wire in November that the issue had him playing "kind of timid ... kind of slow." But K.C.'s right DE flashed over the final stretch.

Clark delivered 5 sacks and 7 QB hits in the Chiefs' 3 playoff wins. After tallying just 5 QB hits through his first 8 games, Clark racked up 16 over his final 9 outings. And he played 75%, 83% and 88% of the defensive snaps in the playoff wins -- after reaching 80% just 5 times in the regular season.

As long as he makes it through this summer healthy, Clark will carry big sack upside into his 2nd year with the Chiefs (and age-27 season).

Frank Clark Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 23, 2019 NFL Cervical Neck Strain Clark missed two games due to the neck strain as he was managing neck issue prior to Week 8 game
Dec 10, 2018 NFL Arm Elbow Tear Clark played through 2 UCL tears.
Oct 10, 2016 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Clark tweaked his hamstring in practice and missed Seattle's Week 6 game.
Oct 11, 2015 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1