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Athlon has six Tigers as 2020 prospects to watch


by - Assoc. Editor -

The 2019 NFL Draft is finished as an impressive three Clemson standouts Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins, and Dexter Lawrence was selected in the first 17 overall picks.

Now, the national media is busy examining the 2020 crop of potential NFL prospects. Athlon Sports released their top 25 ACC 2020 prospects which included six Tigers with Travis Etienne, Tee Higgins, Nyles Pinckney, Isaiah Simmons, John Simpson, and A.J. Terrell.

Etienne will be one of the most coveted running backs available if he decides to enter next season's NFL draft.

"There's not much else the reigning ACC Player of the Year needs to prove after averaging 8.1 yards per carry and scoring 26 total touchdowns." Athlon Sports said. "As long as Etienne stays healthy there's a strong chance he could go in the first round next April."

Higgins is another Clemson playmaker that could go very high on draft boards.

"Higgins led the Tigers in receptions (59) and touchdown catches (12) last season, earning second-team All-ACC honors in the process," Athlon Sports said. "A big play waiting to happen, Higgins averaged 16 yards per grab and caught a TD pass in each of the two College Football Playoff games this past season. The opportunity to put up big numbers with Trevor Lawrence as his quarterback combined with Clemson's national profile will only help Higgins improve his draft stock."

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