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Friday, May 18, 2012
Ryan Clady's sacks-allowed numbers soar

By Bill Williamson

Ryan Clady has been considered one of the best young left tackles in the NFL.

However, after a stellar rookie season, Clady has had his issues.

According to Stats Inc., Clady -- the No. 12 overall pick in the 2008 draft -- has allowed 24.5 sacks in the past three seasons. Clady allowed just a half sack in his rookie season.

He allowed a career high nine sacks in 2011, and was penalized 12 times last season. Despite giving up 7.5 sacks in 2010, Clady had a strong season. He injured his patella tendon in April of 2010 while playing basketball, but he didn’t miss any time.

There is no denying Clady’s play did dip last season. Clady is not a horrible player by any means, but he has been far from dominant since his rookie season.