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

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Offensive Line – Worse

  • Matt Bockhorst, Trent Howard, Walker Parks, John Williams, Kaleb Boateng, Mason Trotter, Hunter Rayburn, Will Putnam, Paul Tchio, Mac Cranford, Cade Stewart, Zac McIntosh, Jacob Edwards, Blake Vinson, Bryn Tucker, Mitchell Mayes, Will Edwards, Jordan McFadden, Jackson Carman
  • Losses: Chase Guynup, Gage Cervenka, Marquis Sease, John Simpson, Sean Pollard, Chandler Reeves, Tremayne Anchrum

Clemson football has to replace four starters from 2019 to 2020. Losing Sean Pollard, Gage Cervenka, John Simpson and Tremayne Anchrum will sting a lot as the season gets started. However, the bright side is the drop from year to year is due to the number of starters lost and not the talent.

Talent-wise, this is one of the best offensive line groups that Clemson has had in some time. The issue is that they are really young after you get passed the five guys who should start in 2020. Being able to have Jackson Carman back in 2020 is huge as he was a giant bright spot (pun intended) in 2019 and will be even better for the Tigers in 2020.

As we have chronicled, Matt Bockhorst, Jordan McFadden, and Cade Stewart all got decent reps in 2019 and look to take the next step.

Incoming freshman Paul Tchio, Mitchell Mayes, and Walker Parks are all going to be very good but may not be ready to contribute in 2020. They are all FBS size, but it takes more than girth to be ready to play at this level instantly.

All in all, if this unit can find chemistry early, they will help lead the way for a very talented Clemson football offense.

dark. Next. Three position battles that will involve true freshman

Make sure to come back tomorrow as we will take a look at the Clemson football defense through the same lens and see if those position groups got better, got worse, or stayed the same.