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NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt reports that Clemson LT Isaiah Battle will have his pro day on July 7th at Clemson.

The Clemson prospect may be one of the only players taken in the supplemental draft this year, and could cost an interested team a potential third or fourth-round pick in next year's draft. The 6-foot-7, 275-pound Battle has recorded 32 knockdowns in 1,336 snaps over 27 games.
Jul 3 - 3:35 PM

Clemson sophomore RB Adam Choice could redshirt the upcoming 2015 season.

Choice tore his ACL last October and is still recovering. If Dabo Swinney is weary of his recovery or thinks his possible impact is limited, the head coach could delay the running back's return until 2016. "Redshirting Choice would be a luxury," Swinney said.
Jul 2 - 12:59 PM

The "perception around the league" is the Falcons are interested in Clemson supplemental draft T Isaiah Battle, according to Giants' beat writer Jordan Raanan.

As Raanan put it, Atlanta is "hot on Isaiah Battle's trail." Josh Norris took an extended look at Battle's play and was not impressed, citing a lack of strength/anchor in pass protection along with balance and waist bending issues. Some have mentioned a third- or fourth-round selection, which seems a bit rich. We expect Battle to be selected, but the question is how early. Any team that uses a supplemental draft selection loses that same pick in the following draft.
Jul 1 - 12:50 PM

The NFL Supplemental Draft is scheduled for July 9.

This year's summer draft will be focused on one prospect: Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle. The Tiger started 11 of 12 games last season at left tackle and could be the first supplemental selection since 2012. Some have mentioned a third or fourth-round pick being used, but we don't see a player worthy of that draft capital and that team would then lose the same round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jun 30 - 2:29 PM

Clemson redshirt sophomore CB Mackensie Alexander will be "tested as Clemson tries to replace much of its defensive front, including star pass rusher Vic Beasley and disruptive tackle Grady Jarrett," posits Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"[Alexander] proved to be an impact player upon sliding into a starting role for one of the nation's top defenses last year, even if the stats don't show it," Brown wrote. "Alexander had six pass breakups and 21 tackles in 13 starts, which mostly means that nobody threw at him." The analyst ranks Alexander as the No. 4 corner in the nation. A former blue-chip recruit, Alexander turns 22 this season. It would be no surprise if he bolts school early, assuming another stellar campaign.
Jun 28 - 9:40 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Clemson LT Isaiah Battle's "combination of height, arm length (35") and easy mobility will certainly intrigue the NFL."

"Physically speaking, however, Battle's combination of height, arm length (35") and easy mobility will certainly intrigue the NFL. He is still pretty raw, showing only average functional strength at this time and too often bending at the waist rather than at the knees, which leaves him vulnerable to the bull rush and counters back to the inside," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Battle played in 27 games for Clemson over the past three years, starting 11 of 12 games in 2014. The Clemson prospect has recorded 32 knockdowns in 1,336 snaps over 27 games. Rang adds that the "traits are there to warrant at least middle round consideration" for Battle.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 26 - 3:58 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Clemson junior WR Mike Williams as his No.4 wideout to watch in College Football.

"Williams has the size and frame that NFL scouts pay close attention to, but what I really like is that Clemson uses him as a big, downfield receiver rather than sticking him with a bunch of dink-and-dunk throws that wouldn't suit his strengths," Zierlein writes. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Williams recorded 57 receptions for a team-high 1,030 yards, with six touchdowns in 2014. Zierlein notes that Clemson's deep-threat wideout had "20 catches of 20-plus yards last year" with "83 percent of his catches" going for first downs over the last two years.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 26 - 3:16 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah guesses Clemson LT Isaiah Battle will be selected in the third-round of the Supplemental Draft "without any knowledge of character situation."

Battle was reportedly facing his third strike with the Clemson program after recently being cited for marijuana possession. He did start 11 of 12 games last season at left tackle, but we were not impressed when watching him. Battle has length and perhaps athleticism, but he lacks an anchor to hold up against power and waist bends/lacks balance against speed moves. That is not a good combination.
Jun 26 - 11:10 AM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein believes the Broncos and Falcons are two potential landing spots for Clemson T Isaiah Battle.

Battle announced his intention to enter the Supplemental Draft on Thursday, a decision likely stemming from a third positive marijuana test which may have put his roster spot in jeopardy. Zierlein sees Denver as a fit due to the recent injury to Ryan Clady and he likes Battle as a fit for new Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan's scheme. "Battle has terrific length on his 6-foot-6 frame and is quick to land hands on pass rushers to disrupt their attack," Zierlein noted. The NFL hasn't yet announced when the 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft will take place, but we're guessing mid-July.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 25 - 7:20 PM

Clemson senior T Isaiah Battle, who recently declared for the Supplemental Draft, was recently cited for possession of marijuana, according to The Clemson Insider.

Battle was pulled over for speeding and was also handed a citation for simple possession. "Sources told us he left the team because this was the third and final strike for the senior left tackle," Will Vandervort writes. "We were told, "He had no money left in the bank."' Battle stated his reasoning to enter the Supplemental Draft was due to the upcoming birth of his child. Either way, Battle's time with Clemson would have seemingly ended soon.
Jun 25 - 1:39 PM

Clemson senior T Isaiah Battle will enter the Supplemental Draft.

This is likely the most intriguing name of the four or five others reported thus far. Battle started 11 of 12 games last season and another four in 2013. "I have some family matters to address, with a child due this summer, and I feel it is in my best interest to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft," Battle said. Josh Gordon and Terrelle Pryor were the last two players selected in the Supplemental Draft. Head coach Dabo Swinney isolated freshman Mitch Hyatt as a possible replacement.
Source: Clemson
Jun 25 - 10:27 AM

Clemson redshirt senior was arrested for DUI refusal and possession of cocaine and has been suspended indefinitely.

"His status for the 2015 season will be evaluated later in the summer," head coach Dabo Swinney said. The arrest took place on June 6. Lakip is the team's place kicker and is also listed with a punter tag as the school's top option, Bradley Pinion, left early for the NFL.
Jun 24 - 10:35 AM

Last season, Clemson sophomore QB Deshaun Watson showed off "an easy delivery and release, plenty of pace on his throws and advanced ball placement for such a young quarterback," wrote NFL Media's Lance Zierlein.

Watson enters this fall as an enigma. He's one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, but hasn't much of a chance to show off his skills after suffering three injuries in 2014, including an ACL tear that finished him off. "Besides staying healthy, Watson's biggest challenge will be proving he can thrive under a new offensive coordinator with Chad Morris departing to become SMU's head coach," Zierlein wrote. "If healthy, Watson might just be the most talented quarterback in college football."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 23 - 10:54 PM

After studying the top college QBs, NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes Clemson sophomore QB Deshaun Watson "is going to wreck the ACC."

That statement should come with the warning of "when healthy." As a freshman, Watson threw for 1,466 yards and 14 touchdowns, and completed 67.9 percent of his passes in only eight games in 2014. Cole Stoudt opened the season as the starter, but once Watson hit the field it was obvious which passer had more skill. Watson dealt with a hand injury, a sprained MCL and then tore his ACL in just his first season.
Jun 15 - 12:07 PM

Clemson junior WR Mike Williams "gives QB Deshaun Watson a big, physical target with great hands and ball skills on the outside," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"Williams caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns last year, averaging 18.07 yards per catch, and he should have no problem repeating that success if Watson overcomes his injury problems," Brown wrote. Your older brother's Tigers had Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant and now Williams and Artavis Scott are tormenting opponents. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Williams drew comparisons to DeAndre Hopkins when he first stepped onto campus.
Jun 14 - 11:36 PM


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