3 questions about the Clemson Football defensive tackles this spring

The Tigers have lots of options at defensive tackle. Perhaps too many options.

Clemson defensive lineman Peter Woods (11)
Clemson defensive lineman Peter Woods (11) / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Will there be attrition at defensive tackle following the spring?

Nobody likes to speculate about outgoing transfers, but the bottom line is that the defensive tackle room is the deepest on the team. Some of the men competing for the two-deep are redshirt seniors or true seniors.

If some of the young bucks show out in the spring and position themselves ahead of the veterans on the depth chart, I don’t think it is unrealistic that at least one of them elects to move on to find more playing time with the eligibility they have left.

Peter Woods playing at defensive end this season does open up more snaps at tackle for the guys in that room. I'm a fan of rotating the tackles as much as possible to keep the big guys fresh, but fast-paced offenses do limit that option at times.

The silver lining with all these questions is that they are all good problems to have. I would rather have to worry about how all the depth will find playing time than if there are enough reliable players on the roster to fill the two-deep, which the team is dealing with at both defensive end and cornerback.

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