Clemson Football: Pre-Spring WR Positional Analysis 2020

The Clemson football program has plenty of talent at wide receiver heading into the spring, but will need players to step up.

The 2020 Clemson football team will begin spring practice in just a couple of weeks and one major area Tiger fans will be keeping their eyes on will be the wide receiver position.

The Clemson football offense loses Tee Higgins (NFL Draft) and T.J. Chase (transfer) from last year’s group and there will be an opportunity for some of the young talent to step into new roles.

Here’s a look at our depth chart projection and analysis before spring practice begins for Clemson football at the wide receiver position.

Depth Chart Projection:

X (boundary)- Justyn Ross

Y (slot)- Cornell Powell

Z (field)- Amari Rodgers


This is a rough look at how the depth chart will likely line up, but it will far from be how we see the wide receivers rotate on the field.

I fully expect that you’re going to see Ladson Jr. and Rodgers used in the slot quite often as a way for both players to be on the field at the same time. The Tigers will also use Ngata at the WR spot opposite-side of Ross when Clemson wants to use size. There’s also a chance that Clemson starts Rodgers in the slot and uses Ladson or Ngata on the field.

Freshman EJ Williams will likely see time at all three positions, but it’s most likely that he falls into the depth chart at that ‘field’ spot and sees time in the rotation, as well.

More so than most other programs across the country, Clemson football does a great job of rotating wide receivers on and off the field. The Tigers keep WRs fresh and play a lengthy rotation.

Next: Pre-Spring Analysis: Quarterback

Even though Jeff Scott is gone, I expect Tyler Grisham to continue that kind of rotation, meaning that we will see flashes of all of these guys as the 2020 season progresses and they’ll each line up at different places on the field, no matter their defined position on the depth chart.

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