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ESPN's Tom Luginbill believes that Clemson four-star 2018 verbal ATH commit Kyler McMichael's highest ceiling will come at safety.

"McMichael is a smooth, natural athlete who transitions easily in space," Luginbill writes. "He attacks the ball in the air, has the explosiveness to take it the distance and is not afraid to mix it up in the run game." The analyst compares the 6-foot-1, 196-pounder to USC S Marvell Tell, noting that "[b]oth have ideal height, and eventually McMichael will fill out like Tell has. Both come from a background playing on both sides of the ball with good ball skills." McMichael ranks as ESPN's No. 118 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Jun 23 - 5:32 PM

Clemson five-star 2018 verbal DE commit Xavier Thomas, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2018 class, suffered minor injuries in a car accident on Monday.

Thomas tweeted photos of his damaged vehicle, writing that he swerved to avoid a deer that ran out in front of his car. He admitted that he wasn't wearing a seatbelt, but fortunately Thomas didn't suffer any serious injuries, walking away with only minor cuts and bruises on his elbow. On the field, ESPN's Craig Haubert compares Thomas to former Tennessee DE Derek Barnett.
Source: ESPN
Jun 13 - 1:54 PM

Clemson five-star 2018 verbal QB commit Trevor Lawrence was named the MVP for his position at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney writes that Lawrence was "once again exceptional." Colleague Rob Cassidy saw this one coming, writing prior to the Five-Star Challenge that "unless Lawrence decides to phone it in, it's his award to lose." Needless to say, Rivals' No. 1 overall prospect did not phone it in. As for the strength of his commitment to the Tigers, there have been no signs this offseason that he is even close to budging (though the same could have been said of former five-star Penn State QB pledge Justin Fields).
Source: Rivals
Jun 11 - 3:09 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy predicts that Clemson five-star 2018 verbal QB commit Trevor Lawrence will walk away with MVP honors at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge this weekend.

The Five-Star Challenge will be held in Indianapolis on Friday and Saturday. "Lawrence is the No. 1 player in the country," Cassidy writes, "and I don’t think it’s all that close. Not picking him would go against everything I’ve seen from him over the past few years. Unless Lawrence decides to phone it in, it’s his award to lose." The 6-foot-5, 194-pound star-in-the-making has a busy June ahead of him, as not only will he be taking part in the Five-Star Challenge, he also netted an invitation to The Opening for later in the month.
Source: Rivals
Jun 8 - 5:48 PM

Clemson five-star 2018 verbal QB commit Trevor Lawrence received an invitation to The Opening.

No real surprise, there, as Lawrence is viewed in many corners as not just the top quarterback in the 2018 class, but the best prospect regardless of position. The 6-foot-5, 194-pounder has been committed to Clemson since mid-December. ESPN's Billy Tucker has comped him to USC's Sam Darnold. Both gunslingers possess huge arms and offer underrated athleticism when forced to throw on the run.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 6 - 4:46 PM

Clemson redshirt junior DE Richard Yeargin will miss the 2017 season due to the neck injury he suffered in a recent car accident.

Head coach Dabi Swinney compared Yeargin's neck injury to the one Mike Williams suffered in the first game of the 2015 season, sidelining him for the remainder of the year. "The good news is that [Yeargin] will be fine long term," Swinney said. Yeargin recorded four tackles for loss last year.
Source: ESPN
Jun 6 - 10:36 AM

Clemson redshirt junior DE Richard Yeargin suffered a neck injury in a car wreck last week and, according to TigerNet, "could miss significant time."

Yeargin posted 14 tackles and four TFL over 189 snaps in 2016. The former four-star recruit appeared in 22 games the past two seasons during Clemson's consecutive runs to the title game. We'll update you on Yeargin's recovery timeline when more is known about his condition.
Source: Tiger Net
Jun 5 - 2:29 PM

Clemson sophomore RB Tavien Feaster posted a 6.88s 60-yard dash at the Tiger Paw Indoor meet in February.

The speedster broke the South Carolina state record in high school with a 21.11s 200-meter dash. Wayne Gallman's understudy last year, Feaster rushed 37 times for 234 yards as a true freshman. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder is competing with C.J. Fuller to replace Gallman.
Source: NFL.com
May 31 - 2:29 PM

Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said redshirt junior WR Trevion Thompson was a standout during spring drills.

"He has had as good of spring as any of those guys," Scott said. "The biggest thing for him is that we have moved him around. He has played some 9-man (boundary position) behind Deon (Cain)." Thompson also played some slot behind Hunter Renfrow over the spring. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder had 11 catches for 108 yards before breaking his wrist in the ACC Championship Game. With Mike Williams and Artavis Scott off to the NFL, Thompson is in line for more playing time this fall.
May 18 - 4:03 PM

ESPN's Billy Tucker compared Clemson five-star 2018 verbal QB commit Trevor Lawrence to USC redshirt sophomore QB Sam Darnold.

"Like Darnold, Lawrence has a rifle arm to accompany his big frame and sneaky athleticism outside the pocket," Tucker writes. "Both have all the physical tools coveted in a dropback passer, but their similar poise and mental makeup are not to be overshadowed." He adds the note that the 6-foot-5, 194-pound Lawrence could potentially be further ahead in his development than Darnold was at this point due to having had more playing time. Lawrence pledged his name to the Clemson cause in mid-December.
May 16 - 6:44 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper lists Clemson redshirt sophomore DE Clelin Ferrell No. 14 on his 2018 big board.

"This is an upside pick because Ferrell hasn't played a ton," Kiper wrote. At 6-5, 250, Ferrell has the size that makes scouts turn their heads, and he showed some quickness off the edge." Ferrell posted six sacks and 12.5 TFL during his redshirt freshman campaign.
Source: ESPN
May 15 - 4:06 PM

ESPN's Craig Haubert compared Clemson five-star 2018 verbal DE commit Xavier Thomas to former Tennessee DE Derek Barnett.

"Like Barnett, Thomas is athletic enough to be utilized in a hybrid role at times, as well as being big and powerful enough to slide inside to exploit matchups," Haubert writes. One of the knocks against Barnett's professional upside was a lack of overt athleticism -- something that Haubert does not believe will be a problem for the 6-foot-3, 259-pound Thomas. Writes the analyst, "Thomas possesses a little greater overall athleticism and is a more naturally explosive player."
May 12 - 4:55 PM

Clemson redshirt freshman LB Shaq Smith led the team with 10 tackles during the Tigers' spring game.

Smith, a former top recruit, chipped in half of a TFL. "He’s anxious," DC Brett Venables said. "He’s put a lot of hard work in and has really made a strong investment." Ben Boulware's departure opens up a starting slot in the linebacking corps. If Smith can't crack the lineup, he'll rotate in behind Kendall Joseph, Dorian O'Daniel and Tre Lamar. One way or the other, we think he'll flash this fall.
May 9 - 2:47 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva assigned the Chargers a "C" grade for their draft.

Silva frowned upon the team's selection of Clemson WR Mike Williams at No. 7 -- not so much because he dislikes Williams, but more because the Chargers had far greater needs elsewhere. Silva specifically points to the fact that Ohio State S Malik Hooker was still on the board at that time. Writes Silva, "The Bolts waited until round four to address their safety need [with Miami's Rayshawn Jenkins), although Jenkins is more downhill strong safety than range-covering center fielder. He called the team's picks of Utah T Sam Tevi (sixth round) and Notre Dame DL Isaac Rochell (seventh round) "throwaways." Silva is considerably more down on this class than Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline -- who gives the Chargers a "B" -- and Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke -- who gives the Chargers an "A." Burke called the Chargers' work on Day 2 in selecting Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp and Indiana G Dan Feeney "fantastic."
Source: Rotoworld
May 4 - 5:41 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva graded the Texans' draft class a "C+."

The Texans' surrendered their 2018 first-rounder to move up 13 spots to take Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. On Day 2, they made value plays on Vanderbilt LB Zach Cunningham and Texas RB D’Onta Foreman. Interestingly, both CBS Sports' Pete Prisco and ESPN's Mel Kiper gave Houston the exact same grade as Silva, a "C+." Watson's career path will ultimately decide if Houston nailed or flunked the 2017 draft.
Source: Rotoworld
May 3 - 5:17 PM


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