Clemson Football: 5 Tigers no one knows nationally, but will by season’s end

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1. Xavier Thomas

Xavier Thomas is a name that many may recognize, but the truth is that they’ve likely forgotten about him at this point.

Thomas was one of the top players in the nation coming out of high school and there was an expectation that he would come in and compete for playing time right away. While he had a pretty solid freshman season, his sophomore year left Clemson football fans wanting more.

As he heads into his junior season, many national analysts have completely written him off, but they’ll quickly remember about his talent after we get a few games into the season.

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Look for Xavier Thomas to be one of the top pass-rushers in the nation and to come away with a big-time junior season that puts him on the map for the first-round of the 2021 NFL Draft.