The 2020 Clemson football team has talent all over the field. Here’s a look at several potential first-rounders that the Tigers possess.
The Clemson football team enters the 2020 season as a favorite to win the National Championship.
The Tigers return a majority of players from last year’s team and are in great position as we head into the offseason in terms of talent and depth.
Though there are reasons to believe the best is yet to come, the 2021 NFL Draft class for Clemson football could be one of the best in school history.
Here’s a look at potential first-rounders in next year’s NFL Draft for Clemson, as well as some younger players who have first-round potential.
2021 NFL Draft: Potential First-Rounders
- QB Trevor Lawrence
- RB Travis Etienne
- WR Justyn Ross
- WR Amari Rodgers
- OT Jackson Carman
- DE Xavier Thomas
- LB James Skalski
- CB Derion Kendrick
- TE Braden Galloway
This isn’t to say that all of these guys will go in the first-round. The majority probably won’t. But when you look at guys who have first-round potential, not one of these can be ruled out.
Lawrence and Etienne are almost locks to be first-rounders. After all, Lawrence is projected as the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft.
After those two, there’s a really good chance that Carman is taken as one of the top two or three offensive tackles in the class. Amari Rodgers and Justyn Ross both have potential to develop into top-3 caliber wide receivers and I believe we could see at least one of those guys go in the first-round.
Xavier Thomas only needs to have one big year to become the most sought-after edge-rusher in the country. Kendrick, Skalski and even Galloway could bolster themselves into the first-round with a big year.
As far as future first-rounders are concerned, I think you have to look at this freshman class and see several. Just to name a few: D.J. Uiagalelei, Bryan Bresee, Myles Murphy, Demarkcus Bowman, Fred Davis II.
The point is clear: There’s talent all over the field for Clemson football. The Tigers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and we’re going to continue to see NFL organizations seek after talent from Clemson for quite some time.