Clemson football: 5 way-too-early predictions for the 2017 season

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Apr 9, 2016; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Kelly Bryant (2) looks to pass the ball during the first quarter of the spring game at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The Clemson Tigers are taking time to digest their historic season and deservedly so. 35 years is quite a long time to wait for another National Championship. While the 2016 team walks off into the sunset, here is our way-too-early predictions for the 2017 Clemson Football team.

It’s never too early to talk about next season, am I right? Clemson is losing some significant players on both sides of the ball coming into next year. On the offensive side of the ball the Tigers lose, Deshaun Watson, Mike Williams, Artavis Scott, Wayne Gallman, Jordan Leggett, and Jay Guillermo. Talk about losing impact players. I have no doubt that Clemson will adapt, but, that is as decorated a group as you will find in college football.

Defensively, Clemson does not lose the same quantity of players, however, there is no debating the quality of the defensive players that the Tigers are losing. The main guys Clemson is losing are, Ben Bouleware, Carlos Watkins, Jadar Johnson, and Cordrea Tankersley. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a group of seniors play as inspired as those four did the entire year.

This Clemson football program is losing some of the best to ever put on a Tigers jersey. These players will always be apart of the Clemson Family, however, new faces have to step in and step up. Without further ado, here’s our predictions for the 2017 Clemson football season.

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