Mickey Plyler's Blog for April 20


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My numbers for scholarships may be off by one or two but I currently have 86 players on scholarship for the Tigers. They will have to get down to 85 by August but that will not be a problem.


I have decided to rank each player in his overall value to the 2006 team from 1-86. These numbers will change often but here is a stab at the list.
I am sure you will have some guys higher and some lower and remember this is supposed to be fun. I have included a comment about each player’s ranking.


Yesterday we gave you 86-45. Today, here is 64-44:


Clemson Football Top Rankings 64-44


64. Chris McDuffie-The move to offense has increased his stock. Very good run blocker.


63. Cortney Vincent-Maybe he has found his natural position. How he adapts to LB is important to this defense.


62. LaDonte Harris-Steady possession receiver.


61. Andrew Diamonde-Last year he was much lower but he continue to get better everyday.


60. Cullen Harper-He continues to improve and is now a solid back up.


59. Durrell Barry-The ability is there but the consistency is not. He will continue to climb.


58. Demerick Chancellor-His stock is up after a good spring. This offense has a role for him.


57. Jamarcus Grant-He will be counted on heavily after this season. Grant will see a lot of snaps in the future.


56. Chris Russell-I have not seen enough of Russell but he has only two years to prove it.


55. Roy Walker-Came on strong late in the spring. After the knee injury I thought he was done but he has fought his way back.


54. Sergio Gilliam-Great spring game has Gilliam back in the picture at Corner and Nickel.


53. Marcus Nelson-The light came on for Nelson. He now has a chance to help this LB corps.


52. Sadat Chambers-Solid safety that reminds us of Jamal Fudge, 51. Haydrian Lewis-If he was a little faster he would be ranked even higher.


50. Chris Clemens-We think he has found his home at safety. One of the best tacklers in the secondary.


49. Ray Ray McElrathbey-His open field ability as a returner has him ranked this high. Big upside.


48. Donnell Clark-An injury has Clark down a little. If he can come back strong look out for upward mobility.


47. Richard Jackson-Strong leg and opportunities in his future. We like his versatility.


46. Darius Gaither-Speed helps his chances to play early.


45. Jeremy Campbell-Very bright true freshman that will play a ton of snaps in the future.


44. Etta Etta-Tawo-Big upside to this interior defender. He has a nice spring early.


We would love to have some feedback with those players you would have ranked higher and lower.


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