The Clemson football offense needs to solidify depth at the wide receiver position and sophomore Joseph Ngata could be the answer.
Clemson football fans didn’t necessarily get the freshman performance from Joseph Ngata that they expected heading into the 2020 season.
Expectations from many around Clemson football circles were that Ngata- a big body at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds- was going to come into the program and become a dominant boundary threat from the get-go.
He finished the year with 17 receptions for 230 yards (14.1 YPC) and three touchdowns.
Despite only finishing with an average of a little over one catch per game, there were certainly signs and flashes of what Ngata could end up being during that 2019 season.
Those have only manifested themselves more frequently during spring practice.
Dabo Swinney told the media following the Tigers’ most recent practice that Ngata had taken ‘huge steps forward technically’ and it’s clear that he’s becoming an impressive performer.
His measurables, mixed with skillset, are going to allow him to leave the Clemson football program as one of the top receivers in Dabo Swinney’s tenure. There’s no reason to believe that he’ll be anything less than spectacular during this sophomore year and beyond as he becomes one of the leading receivers for the Tigers.
Don’t be surprised to hear more from the Clemson football coaching staff pertaining to Ngata over the next few weeks. The sophomore has an opportunity to earn a ton of playing time and could even compete for a starting position.
He is working hard to take the next steps forward to get on the field and it is working. He is catching the eye of the coaching staff and it’s only a matter of time before Ngata explodes and shows the talent that he was highly-touted for coming out of high school just a little over a year ago.