ESPN: Weak and strong: Clemson Tigers


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ESPN: Weak and strong: Clemson Tigers

According to Andrea Adelson of ESPN, Clemson's strongest position on the roster is QB with Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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, Chad Kelly, and Cole Stoudt.

In her opinion, the weakest position on the team is the secondary.

Defensive coordinator Brent Venables has talked repeatedly about the state of his secondary. Clemson does return some experienced players, but the Tigers need to find some playmakers at the cornerback position. Depth also remains a concern, as the Tigers are going to have to rely on some true freshmen to contribute immediately. Having said that, safety Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
So. Defensive Back
#11 6-1, 190
Tallahassee, FL

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is a star in the making. He will start at safety this year and has the potential to be one of the better players at that position in the league. Others with experience include Bashaud BreelandBashaud Breeland
RS Jr. Cornerback
#17 6-0, 195
Allendale, SC

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, Garry PetersGarry Peters
RS Jr. Defensive Back
#26 6-0, 195
Conyers, GA

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, Darius RobinsonDarius Robinson
Cornerback
#21 5-10, 175
College Park, GA

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, Martin JenkinsMartin Jenkins
Cornerback
#14 5-10, 180
Roswell, GA

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and Robert SmithRobert Smith
Jr. Safety
#27 5-11, 210
St. George, SC

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. Jenkins, Robinson and Breeland couldn't stay healthy a year ago; Peters has spent time in coach Dabo Swinney's doghouse. Hopes are high that highly heralded recruit MacKensie AlexanderMacKensie Alexander
Fr. Defensive Back
# 5-11, 175
Immokalee, FL

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can be one of the young contributors.

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FORESTTIGER
spacer Very well said
homeslice1479®
spacer Re: Very well said
FORESTTIGER
spacer OK, if you were picking our weakness what would it be?
TigersAndCubs
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74TIGER
spacer Uh...I think that's basically what she said.***
bowlhunter®
spacer No depth at safety except true freshmen which is scary.***
josephg®
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oldschtiger70
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Tiggernator
spacer dude our secondary got burned all season***
tgrfan42069
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PenthouseTiger
spacer Exactly***
TigersAndCubs
spacer The biggest area of concern
FORESTTIGER
spacer Re: The biggest area of concern
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: The biggest area of concern
oldschtiger70
spacer I'm thinking TE may be a problem
camcgee®
spacer Don't foresee TE being a problem at all
BornATiger13
spacer but Leggett's a freshman, McCullough hasn't done anything...
camcgee®
spacer So freshman can't contribute?
BornATiger13
spacer it's an unknown commodity
camcgee®
spacer recent production from the position tells me it (t/ e posi-
sgt tiger®
spacer Re: but Leggett's a freshman, McCullough hasn't done anything...
Litefoot®
spacer You don't have to have a TE on the field though
PenthouseTiger
spacer TE has been a big part of our offense, though***
camcgee®
spacer Re: TE has been a big part of our offense, though***
deleted
spacer It wasn't at Tulsa for Morris
Kaplony
spacer Re: TE has been a big part of our offense, though***
Litefoot®
spacer finally, somebody actually does some research on us
camcgee®
spacer A playmaker at safety and better production from the DL
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: finally, somebody actually does some research on us
Bulldogpaw
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Tieye
spacer Re: The biggest area of concern
smkintigr
spacer Agreed with KO/PR coverages being the main question mark.
CUAllTheWay®
spacer Re: Agreed with KO/PR coverages being the main question mark.
oldschtiger70
spacer Re: it's an unknown commodity
smkintigr
spacer Re: it's an unknown commodity
oldschtiger70
spacer Just put someone big, fast, and physical on Jay Rome.
ArmyRanger28®
spacer At years end ....
FORESTTIGER
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