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NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compared Clemson senior edge rusher to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes.

A couple of years ago this might have read like a criticism, but Hughes is now a very good player after landing in a scheme that fits his strengths. Beasley took criticism earlier in the season, mainly from those focused on production, but when watching the tape he is able to work through his man in pass protection and frequently faced a second blocker. Beasley could be more consistent, however, a rotation in the NFL will help that.
Oct 23 - 11:40 AM

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said freshman QB Deshaun Watson will remain the starter as long as he's healthy.

"Yeah. Yeah. Deshaun’s the starter. Whenever he’s healthy, he’ll be back out there," Swinney said. "Guys don’t lose their jobs because they get hurt. Something unusual would have to happen for that to be the case." Watson, currently sidelined with a broken right hand, will return no later Nov. 15 against Georgia Tech. If he's healthy enough, Swinney will send out Watson, the nation's top-rated dual-threat QB in the 2014 class, on Nov. 6 versus Wake Forest. Cole Stoudt will continue to play until Watson's return.
Oct 22 - 8:10 PM

Clemson redshirt freshman RB Tyshon Dye is expected to return versus Syracuse.

Dye suffered a torn achilles last February, which is one of the more difficult injuries to return from. "Timing couldn't be better, because we lose Adam Choice who was productive for us," head coach Dabo Swinney said.
Oct 21 - 12:08 PM

Clemson sophomore WR Mike Williams hauled in eight receptions for 128 yards in Saturday's 17-13 win over Boston College.

Last summer, Clemson receivers coach Jeff Scott compared Williams to former first-round pick DeAndre Hopkins. Williams is finally starting to live up to that hype. In three of the team's past four games, he's exceeded 120 yards receiving. Overall, he's got 30 catches for 671 yards and four scores through seven contests.
Oct 20 - 2:48 PM

Clemson sophomore TE Jordan Leggett will miss a few weeks after tearing his meniscus.

Prior to the injury, Leggett recorded 10 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Jay Jay McCullough could see an increase in snaps.
Oct 20 - 10:07 AM

Clemson freshman RB Adam Choice will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

"That's a big loss for us," head coach Dabo Swinney said. Prior to the injury, Choice rushed for 218 yards and a touchdown on 50 carries in his true freshman season. Junior CJ Davidson, who has a similar yards per carry, will likely take on a larger role.
Oct 20 - 9:52 AM

Sports Illustrated's Inside Read reports that some inside the Clemson football program believe freshman QB Deshaun Watson is already better than Tajh Boyd.

Boyd, who holds basically every Clemson throwing record as well as the ACC record for career touchdown passes (106), was a sixth-round pick of the Jets in last May’s draft. "The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Watson is already going through his progressions in a way Boyd wasn’t able to do until his senior year," wrote SI's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans. "He is also finding checkdowns instead of throwing deep into double-coverage like Boyd often did. Watson is a calm presence, whose innocent and fun demeanor is contagious. It’s a stark difference from the emotional Boyd, who often got rattled early in big games and never rebounded." Watson, who will miss a month after breaking a bone in his right hand versus Louisville, was the top-rated dual-threat quarterback in the 2014 class.
Oct 15 - 4:25 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that scouts believe that Clemson senior DT Grady Jarrett "will be the perfect three-technique tackle" in the NFL.

"Slightly undersized at 6-feet/.5-inches and 280-pounds, his athleticism and movement skills have scouts believing Jarrett will be the perfect three-technique tackle on Sunday’s," Pauline wrote. Jarrett currently leads all Clemson defensive linemen in tackles this year, and recently posted 5 tackles with 1 for loss and a fumble recovery during the Tigers' victory over Louisville. The Clemson prospect has "quietly been rising up draft boards and scouts are positive about his next level ability," according to Pauline.
Oct 13 - 3:32 PM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson will miss at least three games after breaking a bone in his right hand versus Louisville.

Watson will have four screws inserted in his hand, and head coach Dabo Swinney hopes to have the young star back against Georgia Tech on November 15. In fact, Swinney suggested Watson could return against Wake Forest the week prior. Senior Cole Stoudt, who just lose his starting job, will take Watson's place.
Source: Tiger Net
Oct 13 - 9:32 AM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson will miss the remainder of the Louisville game with a hand injury.

Watson appeared to strike his hand on a defender's helmet in the latter stages of the first quarter. He was examined by the medical staff and brought to the locker room. Clemson's radio team indicated that the issue was Watson's right index finger. Senior Cole Stoudt, who began the year as starter, will finish out the contest against the Cardinals.
Oct 11 - 4:33 PM

Three of four polled ESPN "College Football Insiders" voted Clemson QB Deshaun Watson as the nation's top freshman player.

Tom Lemming ranked Watson as the No. 3 player in the country in the 2014 class. "The staff had told me about him in the spring, saying he was special. He is," Travis Haney wrote. "It's playing out the way I wrote it in the preseason: The Tigers would lose their early tests, he would get the job by October and the team would get red-hot the rest of the season." Added draft guru Kevin Weidl, one of the panel members: "There are several candidates but my pick is Watson. Aside from Florida State, yes, the majority of his competition has been sub-par, but it doesn't take a super scout to recognize his talent. He is a dynamic athlete who has flashed the ability to make NFL-caliber throws. Plus, the dual-threat quarterback has accounted for 10 touchdowns in his first two starts and has changed the entire complexion of the Tigers' offense." Watson leads the nation in Total QBR (for comparison: Marcus Mariota is No. 3, Brett Hundley is No. 10, and Jameis Winston is
Oct 8 - 12:24 AM

Clemson sophomore WR Mike Williams hauled in six receptions for 155 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Saturday's 41-0 romp over North Carolina State.

The super sophomore is really heating up, having six catches and two touchdowns in each of his last two games for 122 and 155 yards, respectively. Overall, he's up to 21 catches for 520 yards and four scores through five contests. Last summer, Clemson receivers coach Jeff Scott compared Williams to former first-round pick DeAndre Hopkins.
Oct 6 - 1:19 AM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock believes Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley has rare athletic traits.

Mayock notes teams will question Beasley's size and strength, but he loves how the edge rusher runs the arc with acceleration. "It is the outside speed that sets everything else up," Mayock said. "The problems he sometimes has is at the point of attack. If that big tackle gets on him, both in the run or the pass game, he doesn't have the length or the strength to get off of him." The longtime evaluator takes soft approach when projecting Beasley's first-round draft slot, which makes sense since it is only October. Beasley is still generating disruption this year despite what the numbers say.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 3 - 8:40 AM

Clemson redshirt junior T Joe Gore will miss two games after undergoing an appendectomy.

Gore started the school's first three games and was listed as a primary backup this week. Clemson's offensive line was also depleted by multiple injuries prior to the season.
Oct 2 - 12:39 PM

Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley has dominated the college game this season with "remarkable speed, quickness and athleticism off the edge," writes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

Beasley has collected six sacks, seven tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry in four games. "Beasley obliterated Florida State OT Cameron Erving with his explosive athleticism in a Sept. 20 game, and Beasley wore out young North Carolina OT John Ferranto with his speed, agility and burst on Saturday night," Brooks wrote. "Beasley finished the night with two sacks and he completely changed the way the Tar Heels' offensive coaches called the game due to his persistent pressure off the edge. North Carolina was forced to attack the Tigers with quick throws and bubble screens as Clemson's defense was able to dictate the pace of play and impose its will for most of the night." The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder still has work to do, however. "Now, I must point out that Beasley's skills against the run still need work," Brooks wrote. "He gets knocked off the ball by big, physical offensive tackles at the point of attack."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 30 - 7:56 PM


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