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My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 3:19 PM

by no later than Game 4 if not sooner:


QB Lawrence / K. Bryant / H. Johnson / Brice / (Cooper & Israel Transfer)
RB Etienne / Feaster / Choice / Fuller / (Dixon Redshirts)
WR(9) Higgins / Overton / Ross (Hopeful - No Jinx Intended)
WR(2) Rodgers / Powell / Kendrick
WR(5) Renfrow / Thompson / Chase
TE Richard / G. Williams / C. Smith / Chalk / (Bell Transfers) / (Galloway Redshirts)
LT Hyatt / Anchrum / DeHond
LG Simpson / Stewart / Vinson
C Falcinelli / Cervanka / Giella
RG Pollard / Bockhorst / Cervenka
RT Carman / Reeves / McFadden

SDE A. Bryant / Thomas / Rudolph / Foster / Kelly / (Order of 3/4/5 Anybody's Guess)
DT Wilkins / Huggins / Jo. Williams / S. Johnson / (Jefferies Redshirts)
NT Lawrence / Pinckney / Belk / (Robinson Transfers)
WDE Ferrell / Henry / Yeargin / Register / (Mascoll Redshirts)
WILL LB Joseph / J.D. Davis / Ja. Williams / (Venables Redshirts)
MIKE LB Lamar / Shalski / C. Smith / Judah Davis
SAM LB S. Smith / Jones / Spector
NKL/DIME Simmons / Fields / Wallace
FLD CB Mullen / Terrell / McMichael / Dawkins
BNDRY CB Fields / L. Williams / (Hopeful NSD Addition)
SS Simmons / D. Johnson / (Hopeful NSD Addition)
FS Muse / Wallace / Turner

FG/PAT/KO Huegel / Potter / Al. Spence / Groomes
PUNTERS Spiers / Potter / King / Batson
SNAPPERS Au. Spence / Phipps
HOLDERS Swinney / Renfrow
RETURN (P) Rodgers / Renfrow
RETURN (KO) Etienne / Feaster / Powell

NOTE: There could be a bit of wishful thinking with how highly placed I have some of the true
freshmen with respect to the season opener, but they are all capable of getting there by Game 4

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Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 3:42 PM

That looks like a pretty darn starting lineup.. and some of the best depth across that board that we have ever had.

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Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 3:46 PM

Only thing I would as of right now change is that McMichael would be a 2 deep or starter as BV said he's going to be needed immediately.

Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 5:48 PM

Only reason I don't have him in the 2-deep is the fact that he is NOT a January enrollee, but he could make it anyway if he is a quick study.

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Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 3:54 PM

I think Potter will ultimately beat out Spiers at punter. He's a phenomenal punter... iirc, he even won some sort of national punting competition in Vegas.

Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:47 PM

That's exciting. Punter was hugely needed this year. Expecially later in the year... field advantage was not in our favor often..

Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:05 PM

You do good work. I like the overview. I am sure there will be minor adjustments but provides real perspective of great depth.
I am sure the transfers are a real uncertainty, but it could be much higher with some big surprises; or much less.

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Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:34 PM

Looks good Coach !

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Highly doubt Israel transfers

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:35 PM

But who knows.

No way Yeargin will be a 3rd String DE!

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:43 PM

And if he stays, doubtful Register will be 4th String.

I lm thinking same on Yeargin...

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:56 PM

I he comes back In full stride he will play a lot....unless Henry puts on some weight I don’t see him playing a whole lot, might even redshirt.

If healthy, he would be an outstanding QB at Furman, Citadel

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:56 PM

Western Carolina or any school at that level.


Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:58 PM

That may be the most complete team that I have ever seen Clemson field.

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I wonder if player like X is off the wall good, if Tigers

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:59 PM

would use him at LB?


I think KJ Henry may take a RS

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 5:17 PM

Simply due to him needing to put on some weight and the depth that we have at DE. I could see him doing like Ferrell and blowing up as a RS FR

Looks about like I was predicting with a couple changes

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 6:02 PM

At TE I think that as long as he returns to pre-injury form, Garrett Williams will definitely pass Richard on the depth chart. Without checking, I'm pretty sure he received a good bit more playing time than Richard behind Leggett in 2016.

Possibly switch Reeves and DeHond at RT #2.

Either Fields or Terrell ahead of Simmons at NCB (depending on which on moves to the boundary CB position to replace Ryan Carter) with Simmons as SS#1.

Powell ahead of Feaster as our 2nd KR.

Other than these minor changes and possibly some changes with the backup DE rotation based on spring and fall camp performance, I agree with everything else completely.


Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 6:17 PM

Pollard stays at tackle and he and Carman battle it out while Bockhurst takes the guard spot. No way Henry passes Yeargin IMO. I think Wallace starts over Muse

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Posted: Jan 16, 2018 6:41 PM

Well done ... a couple of thoughts

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 7:40 PM

1) It may take a game or two for QB change as you state,

2) Terrell may beat out Fields based on demonstrated coverage skills,

3) A healthy Bockhorst will compete strong at G positions, and

4) SLB may be most open competition.

What a talented group of young men. Go Tigers!

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Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 10:53 PM

Its Skalaski

Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 11:46 PM

Shaq Smith starting? Skalski will play long before he does. Garrett Williams will be out TE. Looks pretty good otherwise. Now who transfers that's another story.

Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:16 AM

Why do you think Skalski starts before Shaq? Shaq was 5*'s for a reason.

What do you mean Williams will be out at TE? You mean he starts? Hes not the most athletic guy hes a great blocker though.

Re: My Take on 2018 Depth Chart

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:14 AM

I would switch it up just a little bit

QB- Lawrence, Johnson, Brice- I agree Tuck & Coop depart CU (Hope they move KB to WR or use him
for a run packages)
RB- Feaster (overall best RB) Travis Etienne Jr (MUST WORK ON PASS PRO!) Fuller, Choice

WR-9- Higgins/ Overton / Thompson
WR-2- Powell/ Rodgers/ Kendrick
WR-5- ( I could have the numbers wrong but I thought 5 was the slot in base) Renfrow/Rodgers/Chase

TE- Richard/ Williams/ Smith

LT- Hyatt/ Jackson
LG- Simpson (cant wait to see big boy play a full season) Stewart
C- Falicnelli / Cervenka
RG- Bockhorst or Cervenka / Pollard
RT- Anchrum or Jackson / Pollard

It will be fun to see who wins the RT & RG spots, neither Pollard or Anchrum made themselves the obvious starter so will be fun to see if 5* OT can slide in a impress the coaches enough to start by the time ACC play gets around. Not sure if Pollard or Anchrum can slide in to play guard if Jackson wins the RT job. I would say have Travis Etienne Jr as the starting RB bc of just how explosive he is when he has the ball in his hands, but the problem is he struggles mightily
at pass pro. (Bama game) If he hits the weights enough and work on his technique and footwork then maybe he will take over the starting job. I still like Feaster combo of speed and power if he can get some blocks and not hesitate & trust his instincts he will be 1st team ALL ACC by the end of the year.

DE- Bryant/ Thomas/ Foster or Kelly
DT- Wilkins/ Huggins/ Robinson
DT- Lawrence/ Pinckney/ Jefferies or Belk
DE- Ferrell / Henry / Mascoll (I would like him to RS just bc of the depth alone in front of him)

Will- KJ / JD Davis / Williams
Mike- Lamar/ Skalski / Judah
Sam- S. Smith/ C. Smith/ Mike Jones Jr
Nickel DB- McMichael or Wallace
Boundary CB- Mullen / Fields
Field CB- Terrell/ Williams or McMichael / Dawkins Jr
SS- Wallace (unless its nickel package I would move him down to LOS & Let Muse play SS) / Muse
FS- Simmons / Johnson or Turner

Since we run nickel defense about 40% of the time would like to see these 5 guys in the secondary
and let them play whatever position as far as the CB's go. Mullen, Terrell, Fields, Wallace, Simmons. The thing that scares me about having Fields in nickel package is I think Terrell & Mullen should be the outside CB's IMO they are the two best cover corners so let him play outside. Problem is if they play outside that forces Fields to play inside and typically the slot WR is smaller and usually faster then the other WR's. So fields would have to worry about the WR going either way causing him to have to flip his hips alot and IMO fields doesn't have the best hips which causes him to grab alot and I can just see it now PI after PI after PI. So maybe once McMichael gets in the playbook he can take over and play that slot WR at NB. Should be one NASTY defense either way, CBV should be able to let 7 play in coverage for 85% of the snaps and those bad boys on the DL pin their ears back and go crazy! I smell 50+ sacks!

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