What will the Clemson football offensive line look like in 2020? Here’s our pre-spring analysis and depth chart projection for the position.
The Clemson football offensive line will be looking to replace four starters from last year’s CFB Playoff team.
The Tigers have plenty of talent and decent experience to find those replacements and build depth, but it will all start with solid spring sessions.
As the Clemson football team prepares for the start of spring practice, here’s a look at the depth chart projection for the offensive line and what Tiger fans can expect to hear over the course of the next couple of months from the position.
Pre-Spring Depth Chart Projection:
LT- Jackson Carman
- Blake Vinson/Mitchell Mayes
LG- Matt Bockhorst
- Hunter Rayburn
C- Cade Stewart
RG- Will Putnam
- Bryn Tucker
RT- Jordan McFadden
- Kaleb Boateng/Mason Trotter
In addition to the guys listed above, freshmen Walker Parks (4-star OT), Paul Tchio (4-star OG), John Williams (3-star OT) and Trent Howard (3-star OG) will join the team later this summer.
For now, though, the Tigers will work the returners alongside early enrollees Mitchell Mayes and Bryn Tucker across the board at the position.
The Tigers who’ll get the first chance at earning starting spots are pretty easy to figure out (listed above) with Carman returning to take his left tackle position. However, the second-string is a bit more difficult and there’s going to be plenty of competition across the positions.
Clemson will be tasked with finding a center (which Cade Stewart is slated to be right now), but will also need a solidified back-up, which could be a guy like Hunter Rayburn.
One thing is for sure: We’re going to see some of these incoming freshmen- especially the early enrollees- get some snaps over the course of the season. The Clemson football coaching staff brought in a lot of depth through the 2020 cycle, but those guys will need to develop and be ready to go when September comes around.