Three Tigers projected in NFL.com's 2015 NFL All-Rookie team


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Pos: LB   Height: 6-3   Weight: 245   Hometown: Polkton, NC (Anson Senior HS)  
Years Played: 2011 - 2014

NFL.com's analyst Charles Davis made his early projections for the 2015 NFL All-Rookie team on Thursday afternoon and two former Clemson players made the list - Stephone Anthony and Bradley Pinion.

"His ability to run will be utilized in a big way by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan," said Davis on Stephone Anthony.

Anhony had 330 tackles, 34.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, three interceptions for eight yards, 18 quarterback pressures, 13 pass breakups, five caused fumbles and one recovered fumble during his Clemson playing days.

"The 49ers were the only team to spend a pick on a kicker or punter in this year's draft, and their hopes are very high for Pinion after selecting him in the fifth round," said Davis on Bradley Pinion.

Pinion averaged 42.6 yards per punt, fifth-best in the ACC, in 2014. He had 28 punts inside the 20 to lead the ACC and break his own school record for a season. He also had 17 punts of 50+ yards, tied for third-most in the ACC, and just two touchbacks. He finished the 2014 season with a net punting average of 40.3, sixth-best in Tiger history and the second-best mark by a Tiger since 1984. He had five punts for a 43.4-yard average in his final game, the Tigers' 40-6 victory over Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

He also handled kickoffs and had 36 touchbacks on his 74 kickoffs in 2014. He had 102 touchbacks in 178 career kickoffs.

Clemson's Vic Beasley was also named to the ranked list.

Stephone Anthony

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