Five Clemson Football players who could go pro after 2024

Unlike recent years, there aren't many Clemson Tigers who are likely to leave early for the NFL Draft after the 2024 season, but there are a handful who could if all the pieces fall into place for them.

Sep 24, 2022; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA;  Clemson Tigers offensive lineman Blake Miller
Sep 24, 2022; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers offensive lineman Blake Miller / Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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Wade Woodaz

Woodaz isn’t a guy that immediately screams ‘NFL Linebacker’, so including him on this list doesn’t seem logical at first, but this isn’t completely impossible.

Woodaz is a guy who can cover from the linebacker position. Can he cover like a corner? No. Is he the ideal for the nickel/safety hybrid position? No, which is why Clemson has shifted from using a strong-side linebacker to using three safeties most of the time.

For a linebacker, Woodaz is good in coverage. He had two interceptions in 2023 and returned one for a touchdown. Trotter also had two interceptions and a touchdown return.

Woodaz ended up being a good complement to either Trotter or Carter when he rotated in last season, and that is why I think it is possible he could be in for a bigger season than most expect.

If the Gator Bowl is a sign of how seriously Carter was motivated to improve his NFL Draft stock, then he will be a terror for offensive blockers. If he is getting special attention, Woodaz could be the man who benefits from the opportunities that could arise.

I wouldn’t call Woodaz to the NFL a year early is likely, but I wouldn’t call it impossible.

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