The Future


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The Future
I always keep a depth chart for the next two and three years on my iPad. Even though we have 10 regular season games left this season, I can't help but to get excited about the future of this football program.

Since the Tigers don't play in two days, I thought it would be a good day to think way ahead.

If you have read this blog over the past few weeks you know I am crazy about Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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.  The quarterback position looks as promising now as I have ever seen it.  Watson is the kind of player you can build a program around.

When C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL

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was here I thought he was a once in a generation type of player.  Little did I know Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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would soon follow and have a similar impact on the program.  Well, here we are only one year post Watkins and I think Watson can have the same impact at Clemson.

We have seen very little of the newcomers at running back but I am extremely excited about Adam ChoiceAdam Choice
Fr. Running Back
#26 5-10, 211
Thomasville, GA

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, Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS Fr. Running Back
#9 6-1, 209
Loganville, GA

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and Tyshon DyeTyshon Dye
RS Fr. Running Back
#23 5-11, 214
Elberton, GA

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.  This could be a very productive trio of backs over the next three seasons.

The wide receiver group returns everyone but Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
Sr. Wide Receiver
#13 5-11, 193
Spartanburg, SC

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next season.  Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 208
Vance, SC

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and Charone PeakeCharone Peake
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-3, 204
Moore, SC

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have a chance to be special here but I am more excited about Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
Fr. Wide Receiver
#3 5-11, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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and next year's newcomers Deon Cain and Ray Ray McCloud III.

Jordan LeggettJordan Leggett
So. Tight End
#16 6-5, 251
Navarre, FL

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and Jay Jay McCulloughJay Jay McCullough
RS So. Tight End
#89 6-3, 248
Fort Mill, SC

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will return for the next two years at tight end and they will be joined by freak athlete Milan RichardMilan Richard
Fr. Tight End
#80 6-3, 243
Savannah, GA

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and four star prospect Garrett Williams.

Watson could have a dynamic group of playmakers at his disposal.

The offensive line loses Kalon DavisKalon Davis
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#67 6-5, 340
Chester, SC

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, Reid WebsterReid Webster
RS Sr. Offensive Tackle
#77 6-3, 300
Woodstock, GA

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and David BeasleyDavid Beasley
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#68 6-4, 323
Columbus, GA

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next year but three starters will return, including both tackles.  When you add the most impressive group of offensive linemen coming next year you can get extremely excited.  Mitch Hyatt, Jake Fruhmorgen and Noah Green may have a chance to play very early in their careers.

A major concern next season will be defensive end, where the Tigers will lose Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Sr. Defensive End
#3 6-2, 236
Adairsville, GA

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, Corey CrawfordCorey Crawford
Sr. Defensive End
#93 6-5, 276
Columbus, GA

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and Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
RS Sr. Defensive End
#9 6-4, 273
Jacksonville, FL

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.  At this point Shaq LawsonShaq Lawson
So. Defensive End
#90 6-3, 269
Central, SC

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and Kevin DoddKevin Dodd
RS So. Defensive End
#98 6-5, 275
Taylors, SC

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will be the most experienced guys coming back there.

Defensive tackle will miss Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
Conyers, GA

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, DeShawn WilliamsDeShawn Williams
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-1, 292
Central, SC

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and Josh Williams but Carlos WatkinsCarlos Watkins
RS So. Defensive Tackle
#94 6-3, 294
Mooresboro, NC

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, D.J. ReaderD.J. Reader
Jr. Defensive Tackle
#48 6-2, 322
Greensboro, NC

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and Scott PaganoScott Pagano
RS Fr. Defensive Tackle
#56 6-4, 292
Honolulu, HI

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should give the Tigers three excellent players.

Clemson will need to replace Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
Sr. Linebacker
#42 6-2, 244
Polkton, NC

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and Tony StewardTony Steward
Sr. Linebacker
#7 6-1, 236
Hastings, FL

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at linebacker.  Ben BoulwareBen Boulware
So. Outside Linebacker
#10 5-11, 235
Anderson, SC

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, B.J. GoodsonB.J. Goodson
RS Jr. Linebacker
#44 6-1, 240
Lamar, SC

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and Kellen JonesKellen Jones
RS Jr. Linebacker
#52 6-1, 233
Houston, TX

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should be OK in the position.  The hope is Korrie Rogers and the red-shirt linebackers can play next season also.

At the SAM/nickel spot Korrin WigginsKorrin Wiggins
So. Defensive Back
#12 5-11, 190
Durham, NC

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should be joined by Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
Jr. Safety
#11 6-0, 210
Tallahassee, FL

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and Dorian O'DanielDorian O'Daniel
RS Fr. Linebacker
#6 6-1, 217
Olney, MD

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next season.

The secondary could be the strength of the defense.  Martin JenkinsMartin Jenkins
RS Sr. Cornerback
#14 5-9, 185
Roswell, GA

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, Garry PetersGarry Peters
RS Sr. Cornerback
#26 6-0, 194
Conyers, GA

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and Robert SmithRobert Smith
Sr. Safety
#27 5-11, 211
St. George, SC

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are gone next year, but MacKensie AlexanderMacKensie Alexander
RS Fr. Cornerback
#2 5-11, 190
Immokalee, FL

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, Cordrea Tankersly, Adrian BakerAdrian Baker
RS Fr. Cornerback
#21 5-11, 184
Hallandale, FL

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, Marcus Edmonds and Ryan CarterRyan Carter
RS Fr. Cornerback
#31 5-9, 175
Grayson, GA

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return at corner.  Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
So. Safety
#20 6-4, 215
Fort Myers, FL

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, Jadar JohnsonJadar Johnson
So. Defensive Back
#18 6-1, 207
Orangeburg, SC

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and T.J. GreenT.J. Green
So. Safety
#15 6-3, 205
Sylacauga, AL

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will give the Tigers three experienced safeties next season.

In the special teams, Bradley PinionBradley Pinion
Jr. Punter
#92 6-6, 230
Concord, NC

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and Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Jr. Kicker
#36 5-10, 200
Alpharetta, GA

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will both return.

With the promise of the young players in this program, I think Clemson is close to exploding as a perennial power in the ACC and on the national scene.  We saw freshmen dominate the headlines this past weekend and rivals.com currently has Clemson ranked second in the nation in recruiting.

The past three seasons have seen an ACC championship, two BCS bowl games, 32 wins and two national top 10 finishes.  However, as the staff claimed last year, the best is yet to come.

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Defensive Tackle (2008 - 2011)
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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Linebacker
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Offensive Line (2012 - 2013)
#71 6-5, 275
Spartanburg, SC

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