So White is still a guy with tremendous ability, it’s just that he has been hurt. But lets be honest here, most guys who still haven’t broken out by their third year in the league either aren’t very good or they have also been slowed by injury as White has been.
I don’t buy into the “injury prone” bullshit because injuries are usually just random as hell. No amount of lifting weights was going to keep White from having a stress fracture, and no amount of conditioning would have kept his leg from breaking the way it did. Sometimes shit just happens. Guys just have to commit to their rehab so they can try to get after it again the next season.
He’s tall at 6’6, not real big, but not exactly small at 270 pounds or so. He has those long arms and can play both left and right defensive end as well as inside as a rush defensive tackle, which shows you how versatile he is. Clarke, now headed into his fourth season, also just continues to get better and better.
Clarke was a backup swing defensive end last season, rotating in a lot on both sides. He ended up with four sacks, which was a half a sack more than one of the guys he was backing up, Michael Johnson.
Johnson has been a mainstay in Cincy, save his disastrous Cheap Throwback NFL Jerseys one-year stint Cheap Sports Jerseys with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he is now headed into his ninth year, so he is a bit older than Clarke. And more expensive.