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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Titans Coach: Karl Klug a ‘great pass rusher’



By Scott Dochterman

February 23, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Karl Klug was a surprise and then some for the Tennessee Titans last year.

Klug, a fifth-round draft pick from Iowa, led the Titans in sacks with seven last year. At 270 pounds, he was considered for multiple positions entering the NFL draft, and the Titans pulled the trigger in the fifth round.

“We’ve limited him a little bit last year on passing downs,” Titans Coach Mike Munchak said today at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. “We’ll probably work on his upper body this year, gain some weight, which will help him dramatically. He’s a great kid, great guy to have on your team.”

Klug, 23, had two sacks last year against New Orleans. Klug started only one game.

“He’s a special guy that a chance to make a difference in this league,” Munchak said. “A great pass rusher. He’s a natural pass rusher. If you turn the tape on, he’s guy that can beat someone one on one. A lot of D-linemen can’t do that consistently like he can. Great with his hands, great body control. That’s what we saw on the draft tape, and that’s what we’re seeing now.”

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