Clemson Football: How are the TEs shaping post-spring?

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How are the Clemson football tight ends shaping up as we approach the summer? Here’s our post-spring depth chart projection and analysis for the position.

The Clemson football program had nine spring practice sessions before things were put on hold, but the Tigers were still able to get a lot accomplished during that time.

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As we continue our look at each position group, here’s our analysis of the tight end position and the post-spring projected depth chart.

Post-Spring Projected Depth Chart:

Starter: Braden Galloway 

H-Back: J.C. Chalk

  • Luke Price

Post-Spring Analysis:

As you can see on the projected spring depth chart, I think you see a look similar to what we saw with Garrett Williams just a couple of years ago.

Though the Tigers had Jordan Leggett as their starter at tight end, they utilized Williams’ blocking ability- and he occasionally ran some routes- at the H-Back position. This year will be much of the same, in my opinion.

There’s nothing standing in the way of Braden Galloway earning the starting spot. Galloway is easily the best receiving tight end on the team and he has improved immensely in his blocking ability. He will be used as a lead-blocker on running plays and will line up in the slot and be utilized as a wide receiver, as well.

Currently, Davis Allen (sophomore) and Jaelyn Lay (redshirt freshman) are listed as co-backups behind him, but I would venture to say that Allen has the inside track in terms of playing time at this point.

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J.C. Chalk will be considered the starter at the H-Back position with Luke Price backing him up. Both of those guys have done an excellent job in blocking and that will be their specialty in 2020.