Who were the best former Clemson Tigers in the history of the NFL draft? Who were the best Clemson draft picks for the teams that drafted them?
Clemson’s all-time draft team is going to drastically change over the next few years.
Who were the best draft picks to come from Clemson for the teams that drafted them? It’s all about the draft pick – if you take a guy who ends up doing most of his big things for someone else, the selection didn’t work.
For Clemson, there were more than enough defensive linemen to choose from, and the defense as a whole wasn’t that bad. The offense was another story.
Very soon the wide receivers are going to be special, and Deshawn Watson might be an automatic at quarterback, but for the most part there aren’t as many top skill players to choose from.
And for the O line, outside of the Bostic brothers, forget about it.
It’s still a relatively good team all the way around, but again, check back five years from now.
Clemson All-Time Draft Team Offense
QB – Steve Fuller, 1979, Kansas City, 1st round, 23rd pick overall
RB – Kevin Mack, 1984, Cleveland, 1st round supplemental, 11th pick overall
RB – C.J. Spiller, 2010, Buffalo, 1st round, 9th pick overall
WR – Dwight Clark, 1979, San Francisco, 10th round, 249th pick overall
WR – DeAndre Hopkins, 2013, Houston, 1st round, 27th pick overall
TE – Bennie Cunningham, 1976, Pittsburgh, 1st round, 28th pick overall
OL – Jeff Bostic, 1980, Washington, Undrafted
OL – Joe Bostic, 1979, St. Louis, 3rd round, 64th pick overall
OL – Steve Kenney, 1980, Philadelphia, Undrafted Free Agent
OL – Wayne Mulligan, 1969, St. Louis, 8th round, 201st pick overall
OL – Harold Olson, 1960, Buffalo, 2nd round, 13th pick overall
Clemson All-Time Draft Team Defense
DL – Jeff Bryant, 1982, Seattle, 1st round, 6th pick overall
DL – Chester McGlockton, 1992, Oakland, 1st round, 16th pick overall
DL – Michael Dean Perry, 1988, Cleveland, 2nd round, 50th pick overall
DL – Trevor Pryce, 1997, Denver, 1st round, 28th pick overall
LB – Levon Kirkland, Pittsburgh, 1992, 2nd round, 38th pick overall
LB – Ed McDaniel, Minnesota, 1992, 5th round, 125th pick overall
LB – Johnny Rembert, New England, 1983, 4th round, 101st pick overall
DB – Brian Dawkins, 1996, Philadelphia, 2nd round, 61st pick overall
DB – Terry Kinard, 1983, New York Giants, 1st round, 10th pick overall
DB – Charlie Waters, 1970, Dallas, 3rd round, 66th pick overall
DB – Donnell Woolford, 1989, Chicago, 1st round, 11th pick overall