College Football News Preview 2020: Top Clemson Tigers Players
Best Clemson Tigers Offensive Player
QB Trevor Lawrence, Jr.
The guy would’ve been the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, and he’d be a Cincinnati Bengal right now if he was able to leave early for the 2020 NFL draft.
All the next-level tools are there in a 6-6, 220-pound frame, along with the NFL franchise quarterback mindset and temperament. Best of all, he showed last year he can adjust.
He was pressing early last season. He was coming off the national championship-winning freshman season, and it was almost like he was trying to prove he really was that good with every throw. There were too many forced passes, a little bit of hero ball, and he threw five interceptions and five touchdown passes in the first three games, and eight picks in the first seven.
Over the eight games he seemed to relax, take the plays that were there, and he threw 24 touchdown passes and no interceptions.
And next year he’ll be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft.
2. RB Travis Etienne, Sr.
3. OT Jackson Carman, Jr.
4. WR Amari Rodgers, Sr.
5. WR Joseph Ngata, Soph.
Best Clemson Tigers Defensive Player
DT Tyler Davis, Soph.
The 6-2, 295-pounder was a decent recruit in the 2019 class, but he rose up as exactly the type of star the team needed last year after all the next-level talent lost on the defensive front. He might not be huge, but he’s quick off the ball, active, and tough enough to come up with 44 tackles with 6.5 sacks and ten tackles for loss.
2. CB Derion Kendrick, Jr.
3. DT Nyles Pinckney, Sr.
4. DE Xavier Thomas, Jr.
5. DE Justin Foster, Sr.
LB James Skalski, Sr.