2018 Clemson Football Positional Grades: Tight Ends

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 30: Milan Richard /

The 2018 Clemson football season is one of the most successful in the history of College Football. Today, we continue our grades with the tight end position.

The Clemson football team came away with a 44-16 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship game.

The win allowed the Tigers to cap off a successful year with a perfect 15-0 record. The season saw Clemson win the National Championship, pick up a Cotton Bowl victory and win the ACC Championship.

The National Title was the second in the last three years for the Tigers.

Today, we continue our breakdown of the memorable season with our grades of the tight end position. Make sure you check Rubbing the Rock for full grades of every position.

Tight End Report Card:

The tight ends were, without a doubt, a depth issue coming into this season. Milan Richard did a great job leading and getting that group ready.

Garrett Williams was listed on the tight end depth chart at first, but was later moved to his own position called “H-Back.”

That left Richard, Cannon Smith and Braden Galloway to man the position.

Richard did a great job blocking and filling out that role. Galloway came away with a few impressive grabs. Overall, though, the tight end position was never fully utilized in the passing game.

It was able to be used in the blocking game, though, especially with Williams coming out of that H-Back role.

Season Stat Leaders:

Milan Richard: 6 receptions for 50 yards, 1 TD.

Braden Galloway: 5 receptions for 52 yards, 1 TD.

Next. Final Positional Grades: Quarterbacks. dark

Overall Grade:

Overall, I think the group did a solid job. They were very good in blocking, but didn’t do very much in the passing game.

It will be interesting to see how the group progresses next season with the loss of Richard and possibly others. Overall, I think they improve from last year and that their performance was satisfactory.

Tight Ends Grade: B-