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

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TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 27: Wide Receiver Amari Rodgers #3 of the Clemson Tigers gives a stiff arm to Defensive End Walvenski Aime #94 of the Florida State Seminoles during the game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on October 27, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. The #2 Ranked Clemson Tigers defeated the Florida State Seminoles 59 to 10. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Amari Rodgers

Yes, picking Amari Rodgers is almost cheating.

In the last two seasons, Rodgers has been an All-ACC honorable mention but has never actually made any of the three teams. That will change in 2020.

The former Tennessee prep standout has had quite the career since arriving in 2017. He has collected more than 100 receptions, 1,124 yards, and eight touchdowns. He has been able to do this while never being the focal point of the offense and being overshadowed by players like Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross.

With both Higgins and Ross not returning in 2020, Rodgers is going to have an opportunity to top the career highs that he set in 2018 when he had 55 catches for 575 yards and four touchdowns.

His senior leadership will be extremely valuable with all the changes that have taken place in the wide receiver room as first-year coach Tyler Grisham looks to develop talent early for the Tigers.

Expect Rodgers to end his Clemson career on a high note as he will have more than 80 catches, 800 or more yards, and at least 10 touchdowns. That will be good enough to not only help Clemson football win their third national title in five years but will help him land on an actual All-ACC team in 2020.