Clemson football has had a lot of changes between the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Have they gotten better, stayed the same, or gotten worse over the off-season?
When looking that the Clemson football roster and potential depth chart for the upcoming 2020 season, there are some obvious improvements and some glaring holes. The thing to keep in mind when looking at the roster and performing a break down is that it is tough to determine how well an incoming freshman is going to perform.
So while the talent level may have improved, the in-game performance may suffer initially.
As we look at the Tigers roster, we will do so in categories on both sides of the ball. On offense we will look at quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, offensive line, and tight ends.
Before getting into the breakdown, it also important to look at the additions and losses of the 2020 Clemson football roster. Coach Swinney routinely says that each team identity is different and presents different challenges. When you are routinely changing at least a quarter of the roster on a year to year basis the mental makeup, maturity and focus levels are going to be different.
In the 2020 signing class, Clemson football added 23 student-athletes to its roster. They added one quarterback, two running backs, three receivers, six offensive linemen, four defensive linemen three linebackers, and four players to their secondary.
After the conclusion of the 2019 college football season, the Tigers lost seven players to the NFL draft, four players to the transfer portal and another handful of players simply ran out of eligibility, graduated, and will move on with their lives.