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Donavon Clark Contract Breakdown with Chargers

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NCAA Football: Purdue at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

While Donavon Clark didn't hear his named called until the final round of the 2016 NFL Draft, he landed in a great situation with the San Diego Chargers.

Clark, who was the 224th overall pick in Round 7, will now make a cross-country move to California after a standout career with the Michigan State Spartans. Not long after the draft concluded, Clark signed his rookie contract, which is a four-year, $2,426,096 deal.

That includes a $86,096 signing bonus, $86,096 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $606,524. In 2016, Clark will earn a base salary of $450,000 and a signing bonus of $86,096. He'll have has a cap hit of $471,524 while his dead money value is $86,096 in the event that he's cut.

Here is what Clark's deal looks like over the entire contract, courtesy of Over The Cap.

Year

Base Salary(Guaranteed)

Bonuses

Cap Number

Prorated

Roster

Workout

Other

2016

$450,000

$21,524

$0

$0

$0

$471,524

2017

$540,000

$21,524

$0

$0

$0

$561,524

2018

$630,000

$21,524

$0

$0

$0

$651,524

2019

$720,000

$21,524

$0

$0

$0

$741,524

Not only does San Diego offer Clark a great chance to make the 53-man roster this year, but even a chance for playing time as a rookie.

During his Spartans career, Clark played left tackle, right tackle and right guard, so he offers flexibility for the Chargers. This past season, Clark was a Third-Team All-Big Ten selection as he helped pave the way for a 12-2 squad that made it to the College Football Playoffs.

Clark started 33 of the 47 games he played for the Spartans and finished his career at Michigan State with 27 consecutive starts. That kind of experience and flexibility will give Clark a great shot at making the Chargers’ final roster after they had one of e NFL’s worst offensive lines in 2015.