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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said freshman QB Deshaun Watson (sprained MCL) has a good chance of playing versus South Carolina.

"I thought he was better today than he was yesterday," Swinney said. "It's just like I have been saying it gets better each day. I know he was more confident today than he was yesterday. Tomorrow is another important day for us from a preparation standpoint. I think he has a good chance. How much or when? We haven't decided that yet. But I think he definitely has a chance to play." Senior Cole Stoudt will start if Watson can't go.
Nov 27 - 2:33 AM

Clemson senior DT Grady Jarrett accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Earlier this season, an NFC scout compared Jarrett to Aaron Donald with less pass-rushing ability. The 6-foot-1, 295-pound Jarrett has exceptional ball awareness, an ability to sniff out screens, and closing burst to get to the ballcarrier. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote last month that scouts think Jarrett "will be the perfect three-technique tackle" in the NFL.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 25 - 7:21 PM

Clemson senior ILB Stephone Anthony accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Anthony is your classic, prototypical inside linebacker. The NFL figures to continue studying his game film to ascertain if the 6-foot-2, 235-pound Anthony's range and anticipation skills have improved since last season. What isn't in question are his toughness, size, or physical nature.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 25 - 6:39 PM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson will practice on Monday after spraining his MCL nine days ago.

The injury occurred just a few weeks after spraining his LCL. Watson will wear a non-contact jersey, but that is common for all quarterbacks during practice. ""He can't be a sitting duck back there; he's got to be able to move and scramble and run. So we'll evaluate that and see where he is," head coach Dabo Swinney said. Senior Cole Stoudt would start in Watson's place if the freshman can't go.
Nov 24 - 10:45 AM

Clemson sophomore WR Mike Williams hauled in seven receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win versus Georgia Southern.

Williams end-of-season stats will look nice, but his consistency wildly vacillates. To be fair, much of that can be pinned on the Tigers' inconsistent quarterback play. Williams, compared by Clemson WR coach Jeff Scott last summer to former first-round pick DeAndre Hopkins, has 45 catches for 859 yards and five touchdowns.
Nov 23 - 8:31 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney told reporters that senior QB Cole Stoudt would start on Saturday.

Stoudt relieved injured starter Deshaun Watson against Georgia Tech on Saturday and threw three interceptions (two of which were returned for touchdowns) while passing for just 19 yards. He was benched for sophomore Nick Shuessler in the third quarter. Swinney acknowledged that Stoudt played poorly, but said, ""He was our MVP against Wake Forest, won the Leather Helmet. He can play better, and he will." Against Wake Forest, Stoudt completed 27-of-42 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 5:34 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that Clemson senior edge rusher Corey Crawford has not played up to expectations this season.

Crawford has "nice length and athleticism" at 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, but Pauline noted that "the senior has been invisible since returning from a one game suspension." Crawford has recorded just two sacks and 21 tackles in nine games since serving his suspension in the opener. Pauline went on to say that "Crawford is in danger of falling into the very late rounds unless he somehow reverses course pronto." This is a pretty big fall for somebody who was being seen as a potential third-round prospect coming into the season.
Nov 17 - 6:37 PM

Clemson redshirt senior G David Beasley has been diagnosed with Patellar tendon inflammation.

Head coach Dabo Swinney called Beasley "day-to-day," which is a good sign, as Swinney initially believed the injury could be more serious. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound senior has started throughout most of his time with the Tigers. Swinney did not give a timetable for Beasley's return beyond "[his] status will be evaluated later in the week."
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 17 - 12:01 AM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson has been diagnosed with a sprained LCL and a bone bruise.

Watson left Saturday's game against Georgia Tech in the first quarter, to be replaced by an ineffective Cole Stoudt. The good news is that the sprained LCL is not necessarily going to sideline Watson for the season. In a statement, head coach Dabo Swinney said that the quarterback is "day-to-day." Watson is the engine that moves Clemson's offense and it would be a huge boost for the team's postseason chances if he doesn't have to miss any time.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 16 - 9:53 PM

Clemson redshirt sophomore TE Jay Jay McCullough has been suspended for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech due to a violation of team rules.

McCullough boasts an H-back/move tight end frame and has caught seven passes for 96 yards and a touchdown this season.
Nov 15 - 1:02 PM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson is being evaluated in the locker room after suffering a left leg/knee injury.

Watson left the field under his own power, but it surely is frustrating for Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and fans. Watson had just returned from a hand injury after sitting out multiple games. When able to play, Watson has looked like a stud. Cole Stoudt replaced Watson in Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.
Nov 15 - 12:41 PM

Clemson senior WR Daniel Rodriguez was awarded the Armed Forces Merit Award.

Rodriguez mostly plays on special teams for the Tigers. He served in the Army from 2006-2010. In 2009 he fought in the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan, in which 38 American troops faced 300 Taliban fighters. Rodriguez was injured in the altercation and was subsequently awarded a Purple Heart. In 2012, he was offered a walk-on spot with Clemson and has played in 35 straight games. The Armed Forces Merit Award is given to an individual or group with a military background who's made an impact on college football.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 11 - 6:04 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney said that freshman QB Deshaun Watson would start against Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Watson had been out for the last three games with a broken bone in his throwing hand. Senior Cole Stoudt replaced him. The Tigers won every game that Stoudt started and on the whole, the team is on a six-game winning streak. Prior to the injury, Watson had thrown for 1,176 yards with a 12/2 TD/INT ratio.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 9 - 10:28 PM

Clemson T Isaiah Battle "is an intriguing player" that "needs some technical work but like the feet and length combo," according to ESPN's Kevin Weidl.

The 6-foot-7, 275-pound Battle, is Clemson's best pro prospect among the Tiger's offensive line. The Clemson prospect has also missed two starts due to off-field issues, as he sat out Clemson's first drive at Florida State for being late to a team meeting. Last season, Battle was suspended for a full game for throwing an uppercut at Jarvis Byrd, a North Carolina State player, and was thrown out of a game.
Nov 7 - 4:09 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley "has some serious juice off the edge when cut loose."

"Vic Beasley has some serious juice off the edge when cut loose. Twitched up explosiveness, natural bend and a good inside change up," Weidl tweeted. The main concern for NFL teams might be Beasley's size. The senior is 6-foot-2, but only weighs 220 pounds. The Clemson prospect is a natural pass rusher who shows good instincts, and has the ability to generate disruption.
Nov 7 - 2:45 PM


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