4. Nyles Pinckney
Unfortunately, we won’t see Nyles Pinckney in the spring.
Pinckney will miss the entire spring recovering from surgery on a pectoral muscle. He is expected to be back by the summer and will be relied upon heavily this season for the Tigers.
Pinckney is going to be a starter, without a doubt, at defensive tackle.
I can go ahead and tell you that teams are going to test the interior of that Tiger defense early. Pinckney will need to be able to stuff runs and show opponents that Clemson is still capable of clogging holes up the middle as Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence have done the past couple of seasons.