Clemson Football: How are the DTs shaping up post-spring?

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The Clemson football team has one of the deepest defensive lines in the country. Here’s our post-spring analysis and depth chart for the defensive tackles.

The Clemson football team enters the 2020 season with one of the best defensive lines in the country.

The Tigers return the vast majority of their experience from the 2019 season and add a plethora of new talent to the fold, as well.

As we continue our post-spring analysis of Clemson football positions, let’s take a look at the defensive tackle position.

Post-Spring Depth Chart Projection:

DT: Tyler Davis

DT: Nyles Pinckney

Post-Spring Analysis:

Following the spring, it’s clear that there’s plenty of competition going on at the defensive tackle position.

While Tyler Davis, Nyles Pinckney and Jordan Williams hold an inside edge because of the fact that they are veteran returners, there are plenty of young, talented defensive linemen looking to push them.

There is none more prevalent than Bryan Bresee.

Bresee is the tallest of the bunch and absolutely looked like a monster at times during spring practice- though it was just a small sample size. Bresee is going to factor into the 2020 rotation in a big way and it’s my belief, at least at this point, that he has surpassed Darnell Jefferies on the depth chart and is now a second-string defensive tackle heading into the summer.

He will continue to compete with Nyles Pinckney for playing time and it’s clear the coaching staff is going to have a difficult time keeping him off the field.

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The amount of pure talent and experience at the position is uncanny. The Tigers have at least five defensive tackles on this current roster who will be drafted and many have the upside to be high draft picks before it’s all said and done.