Jack Conklin

Jack Conklin
No. 78Tennessee Titans
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-08-17) August 17, 1994
Place of birth: Plainwell, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school: Plainwell (MI)
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2016
Games played: 10
Games started: 10
Player stats at NFL.com

Jonathan Jackson Conklin[1] (born August 17, 1994) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State University.

Early years

Conklin attended Plainwell High School in Plainwell, Michigan, where he played football under his father who was the head coach.[2] He also played basketball in high school.

College career

Conklin joined the Michigan State University football team as a walk-on player.[3][4] After redshirting his first year, Conklin started 13 of 14 games at either right or left offensive tackle his redshirt freshman year in 2013. As a sophomore he started all 13 games at left tackle.[5] Conklin was selected for the 2015 First-Team All-American (Sporting News, USA Today) as well as the 2015 First-Team All-Big Ten (coaches, media).[6] During his career with the Spartans, Conklin started in 38 of his 39 career games (35 at left tackle, three at right tackle).[6]

Professional career


After a senior year where Conklin gave up only two sacks and was penalized three times he was projected to be a Top 10 pick going into the 2016 NFL Draft. He was the third-highest rated offensive tackle behind Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley.[7] He cited that he worked out for or had meetings with the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers during his pre-draft process.[8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 308 lb35 in10⅛ in 5.00 s 1.25 s 2.50 s 4.57 s 7.63 s 8 ft 7 in 25 reps
All values from NFL Combine,[9]

2016 NFL Draft

Conklin was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round (8th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.[10]

On May 26, 2016, the Tennessee Titans signed Conklin to a four-year, $15.89 million rookie contract with $15.44 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $9.76 million.[11]


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