Clemson football has a ton of talented wide receivers that are ready to play in 2019. Freshman Frank Ladson is just another one of those tools in the Tigers’ arsenal.
There haven’t been many Clemson football players like Sammy Watkins.
Watkins was a guy that could go up and make a catch when he needed to, but spent most of his time beating opposing cornerbacks with his elite-level speed and athleticism, turning on the jets in space and making big play after big play.
It was fun watching Watkins play.
Every time he touched the ball, you knew he could be gone. As a matter of fact, there were times where he ran with the football and it just seemed like the opposing defenders were running in mud and he was on higher ground because of how slow they looked compared to him.
He, along with many other talented wide receivers, was part of ushering in the era of #WRU to Clemson football.
After practice earlier this week, Clemson football co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott compared freshman Frank Ladson to Watkins, saying that Ladson looked very similar to Watkins at this point in his career.
"He’s special. He reminds me a lot, his speed and acceleration and quickness reminds me of anohter No. 2 we had from Florida. So that’s a pretty strong statement there,” Scott said via The State.com."
According to Scott, Ladson has put on 15 pounds since he arrived on campus and is up to 197 pounds.
If Ladson truly has the acceleration and quickness comparable to Sammy Watkins, opposing defenses are in trouble. Honestly, they’re already in trouble for years to come.
The Tigers continue finding these elite-level prospects and they continue to come to Clemson and perform. Ladson is a guy that certainly has the ability to make plays and be a lethal touchdown threat for the Tigers as early as this year.
He’s still got some growing to do, but I think you’re going to see a healthy dose of Ladson and his freshman counterpart Joe Ngata a lot this year, despite the fact that Clemson’s wide receiver corp is already loaded.