Today we finish out our Clemson football redshirt report by taking a look at Tiger OL Jordan McFadden and his ability to make an impact in 2019.
Over the course of the past week, we’ve taken a look at each of Clemson football’s redshirts for the 2018 season.
Many of the redshirts will have a chance to make an impact on the team in 2019 as several of the key contributors from the 2018 team have graduated or moved on to the NFL.
Today, we finish out the series by taking a look redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jordan McFadden.
Jordan McFadden played in a total of three games in 2018, totaling 17 snaps before redshirting for the Tigers.
The talented freshman was rated as the No. 10 player in the state of South Carolina and came to the Tigers after completing his high school education at Dorman High School.
If there’s anything to know about Dorman High School, it’s that they’ve put out some very talented offensive linemen over the years and that they are well-coached there.
McFadden is no exception.
He already stands in at 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds and I’d imagine that he puts on a bit more weight before the start of the 2019 season. McFadden played both offensive tackle and guard at Dorman and I’d imagine that he will cross-train both positions this year at Clemson, as well.
His versatility, as well as footwork and strength, make him a very interesting product for the Tigers.
Where does he fit in?
Right now, the starting five is already marked for the Tigers coming into the 2019 season. After them, though, you are in great need of creating some depth.
That’s exactly what Jordan McFadden will be able to do. If someone gets hurt or if they aren’t performing up to the standard, McFadden could be plugged in and start before the season is over.
As I said earlier, I think you’ll see him cross-train both positions and be ready to compete this coming spring along that offensive line.