Clemson Football 2018: Predicting the Post-Spring Depth Chart for RB

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 11: Travis Etienne
CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 11: Travis Etienne /

Clemson football will release a post-spring depth chart in the next month. Today, we predict how the running backs will shape out for the Tigers.

We’ve seen the last of the Clemson football team for a little while. The Tigers held all 15 spring practice sessions and are now getting ready for final exams before they head into the summer.

After a successful spring, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney and his staff will be tasked with putting together a post-spring depth chart.

Over the next week, Rubbing the Rock will be predicting each position group’s depth chart outlook.

Today, we take a look at the running backs.

Clemson Football Post-Spring Depth Chart Prediction: Running Backs

Co-Starter: Tavien Feaster

Co-Starter: Travis Etienne

–Adam Choice


These are the only three running backs that I expect to be on the depth chart. I believe that both Feaster and Etienne will be listed as co-starters and that Adam Choice will be behind them.

The Tigers will add a fourth to the list in the summer when true-freshman Lyn-J Dixon arrives on campus.

I expect that Feaster continues to come out for the first couple of snaps, but I would predict that Travis Etienne gets more carries.

Adam Choice will also see time in the backfield.

I’d expect Choice to hold a lot of the third down and short duty and be tasked with providing good pass coverage. It’s also been teased out that the Tigers could have a formation or two that is run with two running backs.

That would allow an opportunity to get both Feaster and Etienne on the field at the same time.

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It will be interesting to see how the running backs progress this summer, but this should be a really good group for the 2018 season.

Make sure you check back here on Rubbing the Rock for more updates and analysis.