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X coming back??????

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Jan 14, 2022, 11:46 AM
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TI is reporting that as a strong possibility? Hard to imagine that but perhaps NIL $$$ would be sufficient to convince him to come back and make a hard push next year to get in the first round. With TD and Bresee coming back plus Page, Ruke, etc at DTs, the edge players might wreck havoc. CFarrell got in the 1st round because of Dexter and Christian. Made himself a lot of $$$.

Stay tuned.........could be HUGE.

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Would be the right call.

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Jan 14, 2022, 11:52 AM
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Someone needs to take the video games away from him for the next year too. He’s got 1 year to make millions.

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He had a really good year - not sure why the harping

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Jan 14, 2022, 11:56 AM
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On the video gaming as that obviously isn’t impacting his performanc. FWIW - video gaming could also be a big NIL component for him if that is something he is into.

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Re: He had a really good year - not sure why the harping

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Jan 14, 2022, 12:22 PM
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I think the negativity toward it lets you know that there are still a lot of people that think playing video games is something for elementary children to do when the weather is too bad to play outside.

I'm sure many on TNET don't really that gaming has become a multibillion dollar industry and that there are careers and money to be had for people who invest the time to make it a living.

If he were spending his free time doing carpentry or rebuilding engines then he would get a lot less flack for it because people respect those as "real jobs".

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Re: He had a really good year - not sure why the harping

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Jan 14, 2022, 2:49 PM
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Those people need to really look at the true statistics.

The average age of a gamer is actually 34-35....and 26% of the people playing video games in the US are aged between 34 and 54.

https://techjury.net/blog/video-game-demographics/#gref


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I'm betting his draft grade was lower than he expected


Jan 14, 2022, 5:49 PM
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he had a good year, but he didn't finish enough. Not many sacks. He has all the physical ability. Really needs to refine his technique

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Re: I'm betting his draft grade was lower than he expected


Jan 14, 2022, 6:18 PM
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1 more year at Clemson if XT works his butt off will make him millions.

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I doubt his tape is the issue as long as they understand


Jan 14, 2022, 6:37 PM
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Last year was a throwaway due to Covid. The issue XT faces and will face next year as well IMO is that he is a tweener, maybe OLB in certain D/packages which means he has a low ceiling for the draft - he will have to earn his way whether this year or next.

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Been plenty of tweener DE's have big success in the NFL


Jan 14, 2022, 8:04 PM
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as pass rushers. XT has the physical tools, but to often overruns a sack, takes a bad angle. He has one speed, wide open. There's a lot more than that involved in being a great edge rusher

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Jan 14, 2022, 12:13 PM
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I saw his gaming Setup two years ago and it was worth 10K easy pre-NIL. I saw he streamed for 6 hours one day.

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Kinda proves my point.

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Jan 14, 2022, 1:05 PM
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If he’d spend that extra time on football he’d get paid millions. He has plenty of time later for video game. I’m not slamming them as I play.

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Ooo 6 hours one day. BFD. What do you know about the other 18


Jan 14, 2022, 6:43 PM
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that day or what else he had done that week, or if it was when he was quarantined or had Covid and wasn’t allowed to do anything?

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Jan 14, 2022, 11:52 AM
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That would be unexpected but a pleasant surprise.

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Can confirm it is a possibility


Jan 14, 2022, 12:14 PM
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And can confirm our defense will be elite if he returns, and slightly less elite if he doesn’t.

Having him rush the passer would take pressure off our young secondary for sure. Would almost guarantee another shut out of the coots as well.

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What I'm hearing

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Jan 14, 2022, 1:08 PM
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is mostly just a ringing sound in my ears. I have tinnitus.

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Jan 14, 2022, 3:30 PM
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Jan 14, 2022, 4:14 PM
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Idk if it will help, it's going to hurt him or KJ, obviously its great for the team. But having to split snaps again will hurt their overall numbers. That would be an interesting decision.

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Re: X coming back? If yes, then XT and KJ split most snaps


Jan 14, 2022, 5:36 PM
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Looking at this from the 'future job prospects' point of view for XT and KJ, it would not necessarily a bad thing if XT came back and split snaps with KJ.

Both KJ and XT would stay fresh and both of their 'big plays per snap' stats would be maximized.

If one of them got banged up / COVID'd for a game or two, then the other could keep the D at an elite level ... which in turn keeps Clemson as a media focus. Media focus on Clemson = more notoriety for both XT and KJ.

The combined production from that D-End position could be insane ... 10 sacks apiece and 15 QB pressures apiece from both XT and KJ. Talk about getting nationwide attention ... whew!

Oh yeah ... if Bresee is fully healthy and T.Davis decides to come back, then as other posters on this thread have noted, lots of inside pressure from the DTs amplifies the sack opportunities for D-Ends.

What a dream (and incredible if it comes true)!

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Re: X coming back? If yes, then XT and KJ split most snaps


Jan 14, 2022, 8:37 PM
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but does KJ and XT both coming back make one of the younger guys hit the portal because of lack of playing time? While it would be great, hate to lose a younger player with more years of eligibility because of this

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I thought he had already sent out the "Clemson, Thanks for


Jan 14, 2022, 5:42 PM
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the Memories" tweet a couple of weeks ago? Can you really come back after that?


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Jan 14, 2022, 6:40 PM
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Jan 14, 2022, 6:26 PM
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Come back and go full Khalil Mack, secure 1st round money, and collect more ACC/CFP rings

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Jan 14, 2022, 7:05 PM
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I would love to see XT back and so would the fans and fellow players. The defense would be unimaginable. His draft stock would rise considerably.

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Jan 14, 2022, 8:14 PM
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Great news if he is , Has Tyler Davis made a decision on coming back, I haven't heard he was coming back

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Jan 14, 2022, 8:28 PM
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Tyler hasn't announced anything

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Jan 14, 2022, 8:58 PM
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I would love to see XT come back, but that is just me being selfish. If he can get picked in the top three rounds, he should go.

I know he had a good year and his stats didn't show it, but if he can move up a round or two by staying and secure some good NIL money and take out a good insurance plan, seems like a win win for everyone.


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Jan 14, 2022, 10:38 PM
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Gotta love a 10 star recruit! Hope you are right.

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