Tankersley makes his decision on the NFL


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Tankersley breaks up a pass in the ACC Championship.
Tankersley breaks up a pass in the ACC Championship.

Clemson junior defensive back Cordrea Tankersley will return for his senior season instead of declaring early for the NFL. Monday at 5 pm EST is the deadline for underclassman to declare for the 2016 NFL draft.

Cordrea's father George Tankersley told TigerNet Monday morning that the decision for his son to return for his senior season was a family decision.

"Me, my wife and also Cordrea made the decision for him to come back,” George told TigerNet. "We want him to get his degree and he could possibly have a better draft pick next year."

Tankersley's return gives secondary coach Mike Reed a solid foundation to build next year's squad.

He had 48 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions (20th in the nation) including one for a touchdown and was the seventh-leading tackler on the team. He was also voted third-team All-ACC by the ACC coaches.

NFLdraftscout.com had Tankersley rated as the #8 cornerback while CBS Sports compared him to former Clemson defensive back Byron Maxwell.

According to CBS Sports Draft Preview: "Tankersley is similar in size and play to the former Clemson star. He's not quite as big weight wise as Maxwell, but may be a tad faster."

Tankersley will provide leadership for next year's team as he is the only returning starter in the secondary after the early departures of CB Mackensie Alexander, SS Jayron Kearse and FS T.J. Green.


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spacer Nice!
jmw_clemson
spacer That is great new, kind of expected it but
lovingit®
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kctigs81
spacer phew.... Thank goodness!
CUtigerlifer
spacer #8 CB would have meant mid-rounder... Smart choice.***
SOLOS®
spacer Re: #8 CB would have meant mid-rounder... Smart choice.***
kelley21®
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clemson man7®
spacer that was three minutes.***
tiger_swimmer®
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SSN-Tiger®
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clemson man7®
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65tiger
spacer 1) it's not the return man that's an issue
The hillbilly beater®
spacer Re: 1) it's not the return man that's an issue
65tiger
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clemtiger117
spacer Great news for Tankersley & Clemson. This
orangeman
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Tigene
spacer Awesome! What i love the most about Tankersley
Bleedorange09
spacer Re: Awesome! What i love the most about Tankersley
clemson man7®
spacer Re: Awesome! What i love the most about Tankersley
tiger_swimmer®
spacer Thanks for posting that pic
Bleedorange09
spacer We have our leader in the secondary - will be BIG
terrier2®
spacer Reminds me more of Breeland than Maxwell-- may be better
ctigers90
spacer YAY!!!***
freakgeek
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dmdtiger12
spacer ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***
Country Gentleman®
spacer Awesome...wise move grasshopper***
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer how many corners are coming out this year / next year ???
FLTiger87
spacer Re: how many corners are coming out this year / next year ???
Thecatch2
spacer Re: how many corners are coming out this year / next year ???
Thecatch2
spacer I may have asked a poor queshion - I meant for NFL from all
FLTiger87
spacer Great news!!***
TigerzzRoar®
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allorangeallthetime52®
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65tiger
spacer It doesnt hurt that
clemson man7®
spacer Re: It doesnt hurt that
65tiger
spacer Or they know he will be a mid-rounder, and he can maybe
CUClemson1989
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Thecatch2
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Thecatch2
spacer That's one corner on lock!
OneJedi
spacer Thank you, enjoy your time at Clemson
Tigers84a
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