Clemson football: Are the 5 groups on offense better than in 2019?

Travis Etienne Clemson Tigers (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Running backs – Better

This is the best running back group that Clemson football has ever had. When starting running back Travis Etienne announced he was coming back for a fourth season and Lyn-J Dixon announced he was not going to enter the transfer portal, this became the best group in the country.

When you add Bowman and Pryor to a group this deep, it makes them that much better. Many expect Bowman and Pryor to contend for early playing time and I expect Bowman will beat out Dixon for the backup running back spot he took after Tavien Feaster transferred a year ago.

Dukes and Mellusi will probably get lost in the competition in 2020, but that is how talented this group is. If offensive coordinator Tony Elliott calls plays to the strength of this offense, they could be the most explosive and balanced offense in the country.