3 Clemson football players who should be replaced on the depth chart for 2024

Clemson won fewer than 10 games for the first time since 2010 and with Dabo Swinney's refusal to look at the transfer portal FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish believes he'll need to find internal replacements for these three guys next season.

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432. LT. player. Tristan Leigh. Tristan Leigh. . 71. Redshirt Junior. Tristan Leigh.

Among the many problems with the Clemson offense, the offensive line would be the second you’d point to after the lack of pass-catchers. Frankly, Leigh was the biggest problem with that unit. 

In his 682 snaps at left tackle, Leigh allowed a team-high 24 pressures on Cade Klubnik and gave up three sacks. He struggled mightily even while playing next to Marcus Tate who only surrendered four total pressures and no sacks in his 508 snaps at left guard. 

Despite his rough pass-blocking numbers, his play was actually a bigger detriment to the run game. Will Shipley and Phil Mafah were leaned on a lot for Clemson especially once it became clear that the passing game wasn’t viable. However, the two had to avoid the left edge of the offensive line. 

On off-tackle runs to the left (Leigh’s side), Clemson rushers only averaged 3.3 yards per carry compared to 4.1 yards per attempt off the right side. Shipley specifically struggled running Leigh’s direction, only averaging 2.4 yards per attempt on off tackle runs to the left with a long of eight yards across his 17 attempts.