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Clemson redshirt sophmore DE Shaq Lawson said Wednesday he's not filed any paperwork with the NFL Draft Advisory Board yet.

"(I'm) leaning more on coming back," Lawson told the Clemson Insider. If he does leave early, Lawson said financial considerations for his family would be the primary reason. Vic Beasley's running mate should not be ignored. Lawson has posted 40 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks this season.
Dec 17 - 9:08 PM

Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley named to The Associated Press All-American first team.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley leads the ACC in sacks with 11 and in tackles for loss with 18.5. Beasley leaves Clemson as its all-time sack leader and has 32 entering the Russell Athletic Bowl, tied for fifth in ACC history in that category. The Clemson prospect is a natural pass rusher with good instincts and an ability to potentially become a sideline-to-sideline terror. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes.
Dec 16 - 4:07 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believes Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley will have to play OLB in the NFL after weighing in at 220 pounds last spring.

Beasley "wins with burst off edge and has a quick inside counter move," Jeremiah tweeted. "Wish he was bigger/stronger... stalls on power." Beasley has an obvious area where he wins, and teams will be able to utilize his edge speed and lateral movement even in just a sub-package role. However, most teams will want to draft a full-time player in the first-round. Jeremiah places Beasley in the second-round "in a good draft."
Dec 15 - 9:54 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper labeled Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley as a "prospect on the rise" and called him a "certain first-round pick in 2015."

"[Clemson coaches] rave about him as the best athlete in the program, and he has exceptional take-off quickness to go along with strong hands and counter moves," Kiper wrote. "What I love about Beasley: He won't just go around you; the guy will flat-out bull rush and push a tackle into a QB using his speed-to-power leverage." The Clemson prospect is a natural pass rusher with good instincts and an ability to potentially become a sideline-to-sideline terror. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes.
Dec 10 - 11:07 PM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson will go ahead and have surgery on his torn ACL instead of playing in the school's bowl game, according to beat writer Aaron Brenner.

Clemson coaches were previously indecisive regarding Watson's status and were considering playing him with a torn knee ligament. The Tigers will play Oklahoma in their bowl game. It has been an injury-riddled season for the stud freshman and hopefully he comes back healthy next season. The future is bright.
Dec 10 - 10:29 AM

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said he and his staff will decide "in the next day or so" whether or not to shut down freshman QB Deshaun Watson (ACL) for the season.

Watson, you may recall, played with a torn ACL against South Carolina. "At this point we may go ahead and do surgery, try and get him a three-week headstart on his rehab," Swinney said. "Really want him to get all the skills and drills done this summer. That's something we're going to visit on pretty soon." Clemson is set to meet Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Cole Stoudt and sophomore Nick Schuessler figure to divvy up QB duties versus the Sooners if Watson goes under the knife in the near future. "We'll make a decision here in the next day or so on what we're going to do there," Swinney said.
Dec 8 - 7:52 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley "gave [South Carolina left tackle Corey Robinson] fits" and showed off "explosive burst off the edge and near unblockable quickness in space."

Beasley finished with three tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble in the game. "Beasley is simply a terror for blockers to handle in space and also has the speed in pursuit to chase down the quarterback or ballcarrier as well," Brugler wrote. "If Beasley can better control the momentum with his angles to consistently break down and not let average athletes like Dylan Thompson evade him, his draft stock will continue to rise." The main concern for NFL teams is Beasley's size, as he goes 6-foot-2, 220 pounds.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 3 - 1:35 AM

Clemson senior edge rusher Corey Crawford accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Crawford has collected 23 tackles (seven for loss) and two sacks this season. He needs to play better in the school's bowl game and also impress during Senior Bowl week, as it hasn't been the best of seasons. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote a few weeks ago that Crawford is "in danger of falling into the very late rounds unless he somehow reverses course pronto." To be that comment in perspective, Crawford was a potential third-round prospect coming into the season.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 2 - 10:57 PM

Clemson senior ILB Stephone Anthony will be forced to sit out the first half of the Tigers' bowl game because he was was ejected on a targeting roughing the passer penalty Saturday versus South Carolina.

The call was extremely controversial at the time, and Anthony isn't done paying for it. Though unfortunate news, Anthony's collegiate career won't come to an end after the bowl game ends, as he recently accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Anthony is a prototypical inside linebacker whose range and anticipation have been questioned, but whose toughness, size, or physical nature never have been.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 2 - 6:20 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks thinks "scouts should be excited about the talent and potential" Clemson freshman WR Artavis Scott showed in Saturday's win over South Carolina.

Displaying NFL open-field skills on shovel passes off jet sweep motion, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder accrued 185 receiving yards on seven catches. "Scott showed outstanding quickness, acceleration and agility turning the corner while also displaying a nose for the goal line," Brooks wrote. "The combination of instincts, awareness and running skills could make him an intriguing option in a 'catch-and-run' passing game built around quick routes and shallow crossers. If Scott can continue to flash home-run ability and dynamic running skills over the next few seasons, he could be the next Clemson receiver to make his mark in the pros."
Source: NFL.com
Dec 1 - 7:57 PM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson played with a torn ACL in the school's 35-17 win over South Carolina, according to HC Dabo Swinney.

Swinney said the injury occurred during practice a few days before the Georgia State game and Watson will have surgery after the bowl game. He did not play against Georgia State, but Watson did shine in today's contest despite the injury and a possible aggravation early in the contest.
Nov 29 - 4:39 PM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson completed 14 of 19 attempts for 269 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 35-17 win over South Carolina.

Watson added another two touchdowns. He did leave early in the game after seemingly aggravating his knee injury, but after testing it on the sideline he returned and played at a very high level. The future is very bright in Clemson as long as Watson stays healthy.
Nov 29 - 3:28 PM

Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson will start against South Carolina.

Watson has dealt with a number of injuries in just his first year as a part time starter. He missed multiple weeks with a hand injury and then suffered a sprained MCL. Watson is easily Clemson's best offensive player, and hopefully the injury list will end after this season. He has a bright future.
Nov 29 - 11:01 AM

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


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