Clemson Football: Tiger backfield ranked one top-10 in the nation

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

Bleacher Report released their annual rankings of the best backfields in the nation. Here’s where the Clemson football team fell in 2018.

Each and every year, Bleacher Report releases a ranking of the best backfield in the nation.

They take into account quarterbacks and running backs, including stars and depth. In 2018, Clemson football came in ranked as the No. 9 best backfield in the country.

Ahead of the Tigers were UCF, Florida Atlantic, Memphis, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida State, Alabama, and Ohio State.

Initial Thoughts…

Clemson football should have a pretty dynamic backfield in 2018. The Tigers will be led by true-sophomore Travis Etienne. Etienne could very well earn All-ACC honors this season and is poised, in my opinion, to take huge steps in 2018.

Backing up Etienne will be Tavien Feaster and Adam Choice, who both can hold their own running the ball and pass-blocking.

The interesting point that Bleacher Report brings up, though, is Kelly Bryant.

They pin Bryant as “The Wild Card.” The writer says that Kelly Bryant is one of the most dynamic runners of the football in the nation, but he very well may not even have his job coming this fall.

It could be Trevor Lawrence.

Either way, though, it’s clear that the Tigers have one of the more talented backfields that can compete with any other team in the country.

Ohio State is ranked as the No. 1 backfield in the country. They are led by J.K. Dobbins, who finished last season with 1,403 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. It seems that the Buckeyes have several talented running backs, but it will be interesting to see how their passing game goes as they look to replace J.T. Barret.

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I’m not convinced that Florida Atlantic, Memphis, or Arizona’s backfield is better than Clemson’s. But, that’s all just opinion.