Two Tigers ranked in Top 20 for 2017 NFL Draft


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Two Tigers ranked in Top 20 for 2017 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL Draft is over now in Chicago, and draft analysts are already dissecting and studying the next crop of headliners for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson and senior tight end Jordan Leggett are ranked in the Top 20 prospects for the 2017 NFL Draft class according to CBSSports.com.

"The 2015 Heisman Trophy finalist [Deshaun Watson] lacks ideal size, but his arm, mobility, and composure are certainly NFL-caliber," CBSSports.com said.

Watson completed 333 of 491 passes for 4,104 yards and 35 touchdowns and also had 207 rushes for 1105 yards and 12 scores this past season. His 5,209 yards of total offense and his 47 total touchdowns were ACC records, and his rushing total was a record for a Clemson quarterback.

His 487 yards of total offense set a record for a National Championship game, and he is the first quarterback in FBS history to have at least 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a single season.

"[Jordan] Leggett may not be quite as athletic as his Alabama counterpart, but he's more consistent and offers an intriguing blend of size (6-4, 255 pounds), athleticism and strength," CBSSports.com said.

Jordan Leggett was named a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation and an honorable mention selection by Si.com. The junior tight end was also a finalist for the Mackey Award. Leggett led Clemson in touchdown receptions this year with seven and he had 34 catches for 442 yards.

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