Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL


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Tankersley breaks up a pass in the ACC Championship.

Clemson junior defensive back Cordrea Tankersley will return for his senior season instead of declaring early for the NFL. Monday at 5 pm EST is the deadline for underclassman to declare for the 2016 NFL draft.

Cordrea's father George Tankersley told TigerNet Monday morning that the decision for his son to return for his senior season was a family decision.

"Me, my wife and also Cordrea made the decision for him to come back,” George told TigerNet. "We want him to get his degree and he could possibly have a better draft pick next year."

Tankersley's return gives secondary coach Mike Reed a solid foundation to build next year's squad.

He had 48 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions (20th in the nation) including one for a touchdown and was the seventh-leading tackler on the team. He was also voted third-team All-ACC by the ACC coaches.

NFLdraftscout.com had Tankersley rated as the #8 cornerback while CBS Sports compared him to former Clemson defensive back Byron Maxwell.

According to CBS Sports Draft Preview: "Tankersley is similar in size and play to the former Clemson star. He's not quite as big weight wise as Maxwell, but may be a tad faster."

Tankersley will provide leadership for next year's team as he is the only returning starter in the secondary after the early departures of CB Mackensie Alexander, SS Jayron Kearse and FS T.J. Green.


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FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
TigerNet News
Nice!
jmw_clemson
That is great new, kind of expected it but
lovingit®
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
kctigs81
phew.... Thank goodness!
CUtigerlifer
#8 CB would have meant mid-rounder... Smart choice.***
SOLOS®
Re: #8 CB would have meant mid-rounder... Smart choice.***
kelley21®
Re: #8
clemson man7®
that was three minutes.***
tiger_swimmer®
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
SSN-Tiger®
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clemson man7®
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
65tiger
1) it's not the return man that's an issue
The hillbilly beater®
Re: 1) it's not the return man that's an issue
65tiger
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
clemtiger117®
Great news for Tankersley & Clemson. This
orangeman
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
Tigene
Awesome! What i love the most about Tankersley
Bleedorange09
Re: Awesome! What i love the most about Tankersley
clemson man7®
Re: Awesome! What i love the most about Tankersley
tiger_swimmer®
Thanks for posting that pic
Bleedorange09
We have our leader in the secondary - will be BIG
terrier2®
Reminds me more of Breeland than Maxwell-- may be better
ctigers90
YAY!!!***
freakgeek
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
dmdtiger12
ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***
Country Gentleman®
Awesome...wise move grasshopper***
ClemsonSCTiger
how many corners are coming out this year / next year ???
FLTiger87®
Re: how many corners are coming out this year / next year ???
Thecatch2
Re: how many corners are coming out this year / next year ???
Thecatch2
I may have asked a poor queshion - I meant for NFL from all
FLTiger87®
Great news!!***
TigerzzRoar®
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
65tiger
It doesnt hurt that
clemson man7®
Re: It doesnt hurt that
65tiger
Or they know he will be a mid-rounder, and he can maybe
CUClemson1989
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
Thecatch2
Re: FB Update: Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL
Thecatch2
That's one corner on lock!
OneJedi
Thank you, enjoy your time at Clemson
Tigers84a®
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