Thin and Getting Thinner


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Thin and Getting Thinner
When the final seconds ticked off of the clock in the bowl game last year Clemson's staff knew three of its top four defensive ends had played their last game.

What the staff found out Tuesday was one of the top reserve defensive ends had done the same. Ebo Ogundeko's dismissal doesn't affect the starting positions in the 2015 season, but it does affect the depth chart.

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

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

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emerged from the spring as the starters which was expected. But Ogundeko emerged as a player the staff thought they could finally count on. That changed Tuesday.

So what does the depth chart look like now?

Richard YearginRichard Yeargin
RS Fr. Defensive End
#49 6-4, 225
Lauderdale Lakes, FL

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is a player the staff likes. They think he has the speed and athleticism to be a very good player, but is he physically ready?

Chris RegisterChris Register
RS Fr. Outside Linebacker
#45 6-2, 245
Browns Summit, NC

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made the move to defensive end in spring practice and is another player the staff thinks can be a very good player. However, like Yeargin, he is a red-shirt freshman who has yet to play a college snap.

Dane RogersDane Rogers
RS So. Defensive End
#85 6-3, 260
Shelby, NC

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is a bigger defensive end that may play defensive tackle as well. However, depth is an issue and Rogers may be forced to contribute depth at end.

Martin AikenMartin Aiken
RS Jr. Defensive End
#53 6-2, 255
Smoaks, SC

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has not played a lot in his career, but he has also been behind some very good players in his career. Maybe this is the one chance he has been looking for.

Albert HugginsAlbert Huggins
Fr. Defensive Line
#67 6-3, 280
Orangeburg, SC

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came to school a semester early and got his first college experience. He has a lot to learn and may eventually grow into a tackle, but this may force him into more action at defensive end this fall.

The Tigers bring in three true freshmen this summer. Austin BryantAustin Bryant
Fr. Defensive End
# 6-4, 250
Pavo, GA

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is perhaps the biggest and perhaps the most ready to compete at this level. He will have a lot of adjustments to make, but he is former four-star prospect that may be forced into action.

Clelin FerrellClelin Ferrell
Fr. Defensive End
# 6-5, 220
Richmond, VA

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is perhaps the most athletic. Originally, it was thought that Ferrell might have to red-shirt to recover from knee surgery and get bigger physically, but he may be forced into action.

LeSamuel Davis is a freaky athlete. He is not physically ready to play every down, but could he have a role as a pass rushing specialist?

Losing Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
Defensive End (2010 - 2014)
#3 6-2, 236
Adairsville, GA

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, Corey CrawfordCorey Crawford
Defensive End (2011 - 2014)
#93 6-5, 275
Columbus, GA

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and Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
Defensive End (2010 - 2014)
#9 6-3, 275
Jacksonville, FL

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hurts, but it was expected. And its not like Ogundeko was expected to be a superstar. However, a question mark just became a bigger concern as the depth chart at defensive end just became a little thinner.

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Spartanburg, SC

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St. George, SC

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