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NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah wrote that Clemson redshirt junior RB Wayne Gallman "ran extremely hard and did a great job in pass protection" during the ACC Championship Game.

Jeremiah called Gallman one of his "favorite backs to study" and relayed that "scouts in attendance [on Saturday] believe he's ideally suited for the NFL." The analyst has previously noted that Gallman offers "awareness and effectiveness" as a blocker. Despite the impression that he has made on scouts, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder's statistical output in the ACC Championship Game -- 59 yards rushing, a touchdown -- doesn't outwardly shine.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 6 - 1:50 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah compared Clemson senior WR Mike Williams to Andre Johnson.

Jeremiah was particularly taken by the physical similarities between Williams (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) and Johnson (6-foot-3, 229 pounds). "[Williams is] huge. He has a thick, muscled-up frame and very long arms," Jeremiah wrote. In 13 games to date, Williams has caught 84 passes for 1,171 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jeremiah colleague Lance Zierlein has previously comped Williams to former Giants wideout Plaxico Burress, while Clemson HC Dabo Swinney has forwarded the belief that his current receiving stalwart is a more well-rounded wideout than either DeAndre Hopkins or Sammy Watkins.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 5 - 6:59 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah wrote that the draft evaluation for Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson will be "a tricky one in the coming months."

"I don't think he's a really crisp passer," Jeremiah wrote, "but I do admire his grit and competitiveness." The analyst called the 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior's performance against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game his "best of the season." Watson threw for 288 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in that one while rushing for 85 yards and a pair of additional scores. The dynamic Clemson gunslinger has drawn comparisons to Marcus Mariota and Robert Griffin III. While he has yet to officially declare for the draft, that should be considered a formality at this point.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 5 - 6:33 PM

Clemson redshirt junior RB Wayne Gallman rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in Saturday's 42-35 win over Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game.

Gallman has now been held under 65 yards rushing in seven of 13 games this season. For comparison's sake, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound redshirt junior came up shy of that mark just twice in 14 games played last season. Some of this drop-off may be due to simple volume issues. Gallman received more than 20 carries seven times in 2015 as compared to just three times this time around.
Dec 4 - 12:47 AM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson completed 23-of-34 passes for 288 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 42-35 win over Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game.

In a rare change of pace, Watson also chipped in with 85 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns. His ground statistics have been noticeably muted for most of the season. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Heisman candidate entered Saturday's game with just 439 yards rushing and four scores over the course of 12 contests completed, this after he gouged opposing defenses for 1,105 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns in 15 games a year ago. With his five total touchdowns on Saturday, Watson has now accounted for 43 of them. He figures to have a busy month ahead of him, with a potential Heisman trip to New York and a Playoff showing at the end of December. And then, no rest for the weary, it will be on to draft preparation for the star quarterback.
Dec 4 - 12:31 AM

NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein compares Clemson senior WR Mike Williams to ex-Giants star WR Plaxico Burress.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Williams is slightly smaller than the 6-foot-5, 231-pound Burress coming out of college, but he plays the same physical game and may be able to run a little better than the high 4.5-second range that Burress logged. "What Burress lacked in speed, he made up for with his ability to pluck the ball out of the air," Zierlein wrote. "Burress was mostly a two-level wide receiver and that should end up being the case with Williams as well. Additional play strength was a need for both guys, as prospects, but their ability to become scary red-zone factors is yet another similarity between the two wideouts."
Source: NFL.com
Dec 2 - 12:44 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney said that he believes senior WR Mike Williams is a more complete receiver than former Tiger wideouts Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins.

"[Williams] can sink his hips, he's got [Hopkins'] ball skills. He's incredibly intelligent. He's passionate about the ball, about his technique, and the discipline of route-running," Swinney said, "like Sammy was. He's a load. He's going to be a great, great, great pro." In 12 regular-season games this year, the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder has worked to a 79-1114-10 receiving line. He is expected to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft, presumably after Clemson has completed its bowl assignment, be that Playoff or otherwise.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 29 - 5:58 PM

Clemson redshirt junior RB Wayne Gallman rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Saturday's 56-7 smashing of South Carolina.

With Deshaun Watson firing off six touchdown passes, there wasn't a ton of scoring work available for Gallman. Still, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder finished with a respectable statistical output, averaging 5.8 YPC with a long run of 23 yards. Gallman has had issues with his consistency this season, but has now rushed for 273 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games.
Nov 26 - 11:22 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams caught six passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's demolition of South Carolina.

Williams made scoring grabs of 34 and 19 yards in the first quarter, then logged one final touchdown with a 16-yard grab in the closing seconds of the first half. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior has been hot of late, registering at least 100 yards receiving in three of his last four games. For the campaign as a whole, Williams has caught 79 passes for 1,114 yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of 12 games played.
Nov 26 - 11:17 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson completed 26-of-32 passes for 347 yards, six touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 56-7 win over South Carolina.

One heck of a way for Watson to swing into next weekend's bout with Virginia Tech for the ACC Championship. He tuned up in fine fashion against South Carolina on Saturday, striking for three touchdown passes in the first quarter alone. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior has now accounted for 38 total touchdowns through 12 games. Saturday's six scoring tosses represented a season-high for Watson.
Nov 26 - 11:11 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams posted six receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Wake Forest.

In his return to the field, Williams has turned in his best season yet. He's up to a 73-1,014-7 line. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, who lost last season to a neck injury, caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. Clemson gets South Carolina on Saturday.
Nov 21 - 5:49 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson completed 22-of-33 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 47 yards and two additional scores in Saturday's 35-13 win over Wake Forest.

Nice to see Watson finding the end zone on the ground. He rushed for 12 touchdowns a year ago, but entering Saturday's action, he had just two rushing scores to his name. He had been held without one through the first six games until he finally broke the seal against Boston College on October 7. With his three touchdowns versus Wake, he has now accounted for 32 total touchdowns across 11 games played. Clemson will wrap up their regular season against South Carolina next Saturday.
Nov 19 - 10:42 PM

Clemson redshirt junior RB Wayne Gallman rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in Saturday's 35-13 win over Wake Forest.

Nice rebound work for Gallman after he managed just 36 yards against Pitt in last weekend's upset loss. Even the vague concept of an upset was out the window early on Saturday, as Clemson held a 21-0 lead after one quarter and hit the locker room holding a 28-10 advantage. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Gallman averaged a healthy 7.3 YPC in the victory. That was his second-best per-carry mark of the 2016 season. His campaign to this point has been something of an up and down one. After rushing for 1,514 yards and 13 touchdowns in 14 games last season, Gallman has managed 831 yards through 11 games this time around. In at least one aspect, the redshirt junior has consistently clicked -- he has also already matched those 13 touchdowns from a year ago.
Nov 19 - 10:32 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams caught 15 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 43-42 loss to Pitt.

With the fantasy playoffs kicking off in many formats this week, owners of Pitt and Clemson entities had themselves field days. Among the statistical stars in the game, Williams, Deshaun Watson (580 yards passing, three touchdowns) and Wayne Gallman (weirdo game of 36 yards rushing and three touchdowns) on Clemson's side of the ledger and Nathan Peterman (five touchdown passes), Scott Orndoff (9-128-2) and James Conner (132 yards rushing, two touchdowns) on Pitt's side. For his part, the 6-foot-5, 202-pound Williams has been a man aflame of late, having caught 40 passes for 524 yards and three touchdowns over his last four games.
Nov 12 - 8:07 PM

Clemson redshirt junior RB Wayne Gallman rushed for 36 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in Saturday's 43-42 loss to Pitt.

Well, he scored the touchdowns, at least? Odd game for Gallman, whose three touchdowns represented a season-high and whose 36 yards rushing represented his third worst tally in 10 games. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder rushed for 1,514 yards (in 14 games) a year ago, but is sitting at just 670 yards as matters stand right now.
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