Clemson football: Three Tigers that will make the All-ACC team for the first time in 2020

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Once again, Clemson football is expected to dominate the ACC in 2020.

By now, this is not a new proclamation about Clemson football. However, it is nice to be at the point that the Tigers are finally given some respect. For most of the last five years, FSU was still the preseason ACC pick by most prognosticators.

In 2019, Clemson football placed 16 different players on all three teams of the All-ACC team and six of them return for the 2020 college football season –Jackson Carman, Tyler Davis, Derion Kendrick, Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne, and Nyles Pinckney.

Only Lawrence and Etienne are the returning first-team All-ACC picks for the Tigers. Kendrick and Davis were named to the All-ACC second team and Carman and Pinckney were named to the third team. More than likely, you will see all six of them on the 2020 All-ACC first team.

That said, there are three Tigers that will make the All-ACC team at the end of the 2020 season that were not 2019 selections. Two of these will be seniors making an All-ACC team for the first time.

Not only does show how incredibly deep that Clemson football has become but that also shows just how well the Tigers coaching staff recruits and develops.

Braden Galloway

Braden Galloway would more than likely have been an All-ACC selection in 2019 had he been eligible to play.

As we all know, the NCAA decided not to listen to doping experts or scientists in regards to the Ostarine that was found in Galloway’s system during a random drug test during the 2018 College Football Playoffs but he was able to come back and play versus Ohio State and LSU.

In those two games, he tallied 65 plays and four catches for 120 yards.

While the ACC does have some pretty elite talent at tight end in 2020, Galloway will be the best among them all and will prove to be quite the asset and weapon for Trevor Lawrence. Don’t be shocked to see him go over the 1,000-yard mark in 2020, especially with the loss of Justyn Ross.