Make it or Break it Year for Colts’ Le’Raven Clark

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Deyshawn Bond /

The Colts have a lot of bubble players on their roster. They have players who have not lived up to expectations. Clark is one of those players who needs to turn it around fast.

Le’Raven Clark was a third round pick back in 2016. He was supposed to help the offensive line woes that had plagued the Colts for most of quarterback Andrew Luck‘s career. That has not been the case so far for Clark, who hasn’t seen the field very often.

As a rookie, he didn’t see the field until eight games into the season. He was passed over multiple times on the depth chart for people the Colts signed off the street. Clark did eventually start three games that year, and played in 15 games last season while starting five of them.

The problem is that Clark has been incredibly inconsistent. Sometimes he does a great job of keeping Luck clean in the pocket. But other times he gets blown through and lets his quarterback take a hit. Those cumulative hits are the reason Luck hasn’t played in a year and a half.

Clark is fighting for playing time this season, and possibly a roster spot. The offensive line has suddenly become a crowded unit with several players fighting to keep their jobs. Clark could see his way out if he doesn’t improve this training camp.

The good news for Clark is that he has the potential to win playing time. He was all of the physical tools that an offensive lineman needs to be successful. He also plays fairly disciplined, committing only three penalties in his first two years.

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Clark has the ability to be a good piece for the Colts. But he better show improvement rapidly, or his days in Indy could be numbered.