Clemson football: 72% of NFL teams have at least one Tiger on their roster

Looking across the current 90 man off-season rosters, there is Clemson football talent from coast to coast and in both the NFC and AFC.

Of the 32 teams in the NFL, 23 of them currently have at least one former Clemson football star. The nine teams that currently lack a former Tiger – Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and the Buffalo Bills.

Of the 23 teams that currently have a Tiger on their roster, nearly half of them have at least two former Clemson football stars.

2021 Clemson football will feature lots of future prominent NFL players

When you look across the current roster of Clemson football, not only do future NFL stars jump out at you but elite high-level talent is everywhere.

Look at the defensive line alone.

Tyler Davis, Brian Bresee, and Myles Murphy are future top 10 picks. Xavier Thomas has an opportunity in 2021 to play himself back into potentially being a first-round pick young guys like Darnell Jefferies and DeMonte Capehart very well could end up being elite as well.

They definitely have the size that NFL teams look for from first-round defensive tackles.

Other players like Justyn Ross, DJ Uiagalelei, Walker Parks, EJ Williams, Davis Allen, Sheridan Jones, Lannden Zanders, Trenton Simpson, and Fred Davis II are all on NFL radars – many others are as well, but these players have an opportunity to hear their names called in the first couple of rounds of the NFL draft when they become eligible.

Since Dabo was named head coach in 2009, the Tigers have had 70 players drafted by NFL teams and numerous others forge careers as undrafted free agents. From 1939 through 2008 Clemson had 201 players drafted.

Broken down per year, under Dabo, Clemson football has gone from an average of three players drafted every year to six per year.

NFL teams are drawn to players that win. They understand the sacrifice and hard work that goes into becoming champions. Clemson football players also come from a player-led culture that many NFL head coaches and general managers want in their own locker rooms.

It won’t be long and every NFL team will have at least one roster spot filled by a former Tiger.