Clemson Tigers News: Five Tigers rank in PFF's Top 200

Pro Football Focus has five Clemson Football alums in their Top 200, Trevor Lawrence ranks 15th among starting NFL quarterbacks and Men's Basketball's Class of 2024 is ranked by ESPN.

Nov 25, 2023; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers cornerback Nate Wiggins (2)
Nov 25, 2023; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers cornerback Nate Wiggins (2) / Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports
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Scoreboard

Clemson Women’s Basketball 49, NC State 71 – The Tigers lose their seventh game in a row. The Wolfpack took an early lead and never looked back.

Ruby Whitehorn led the Tigers with 11 points, followed by Amari Robinson and Mackenzie Kramer who had 10 points each. Whitehorn also had 4 steals.

The Tigers will host Wake Forest on Sunday at 6:00 PM.

Today’s Events

Clemson Gymnastics at North Carolina: 7:30 PM in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Clemson Track & Field in the Bob Pollack Invitational in Clemson, South Carolina

PFF releases Top 200 NFL prospects with five Clemson Tigers

PFF released a list of the Top 200 NFL prospects on Thursday and five Clemson Tigers were included. Jon Blau of the Charleston Post & Courier summarized the information nicely on X.

Nick Shoop of NFL.com released a ranking of the starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Clemson alum Trevor Lawrence ranked 15th.

Shoop notes that Lawrence’s statistics looked good, but the eye test wasn’t as forgiving.

"“Close calls and unfortunate outcomes were sprinkled throughout his campaign; those don't show up in his final stat line, but they were visible on the tape. Folks will blame Jacksonville’s collapse on Lawrence’s health, as he battled knee, ankle, and shoulder issues at various points during the season. But that he missed only one start, despite all of those ailments, says a lot about his toughness. I know there’s more potential in Lawrence than what we saw in 2023.”"

Nick Shoop

Shoop elected to rank Joe Flacco as Cleveland’s starter instead of Deshaun Watson.

"“Deciding which QB to pick for the Browns was the most complicated decision of this entire exercise.  Deshaun Watson  started the most games for Cleveland (six) this season, but he’s been out for so long (and wasn’t particularly effective even when he was available) that he’s become a mere memory in this 2023 tale.”"

Nick Shoop

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the Browns consider their deal with Watson to be a burden, though they have no one to blame for themselves for agreeing to such a one-sided contract.

Clemson Men's Basketball enters ESPN's Top 25 recruiting classes

As explained by Cameron Burnette of The Clemson Insider, Clemson Men’s Basketball’s Class of 2024 is now ranked in the Top 25 on ESPN.

The class features two 4-star players – Del Jones and Dallas Thomas – and a legacy 3-star Ace Buckner. Clemson ranks 5th among ACC schools.

Clemson Women’s Basketball head coach Amanda Butler ranks first among backward half-court shots.