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Clemson sophomore WR Artavis Scott led the FBS in yards after catch last season with an average of 12.4 yards, according to Pro Football Focus.

Clemson continues to reload on offense. Scott teams up with Mike Williams, who Josh Norris recently ranked as the ACC's top draft-eligible receiver. Add on Deshaun Watson and running back Wayne Gallman, and Clemson will likely shift from a team with a defensive focus to offensive. The biggest hurdle might be replacing former OC, now SMU HC, Chad Morris.
Jul 29 - 9:43 AM

Clemson sophomore QB Deshaun Watson (ACL) has not been officially cleared to practice.

He expects to be cleared prior to preseason camp early next month, and it should be noted that Watson didn't wear a leg brace or move gingerly at the Elite 11 camp. Watson is ready to bounce back from an injury-ravaged 2014. "It was so weird," Watson said. "I’d never been through anything like that. There was definitely a feeling in the big picture of, 'Why is this happening to me?’ I had to push past that. I really do think everything happens for a reason."
Jul 26 - 6:53 PM

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables will be "leaning heavily on [redshirt junior DE Shaq Lawson] to step into a full-time role and lead the new-look defensive front," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"[Lawson is] a productive backup who got plenty of chances to see the field but was buried behind an All-American," Brown wrote. "It's Lawson's turn to replace Vic Beasley and become an impact player." The 6-foot-3, 275-pound junior had three sacks and 11.5 TFL last year playing behind seniors Vic Beasley and Corey Crawford. They're gone, as is Grady Jarrett, making it imperative for Lawson to immediately become the star most expect him to be.
Jul 23 - 7:04 PM

Clemson redshirt senior K Ammon Lakip will have an opportunity to re-join the team at a later date.

Lakip has been suspended since late June when he was arrested on DUI charges and possession of cocaine. The kicker will certainly miss games, but how many is the question. Clemson's punter left early for the NFL.
Source: Mani
Jul 21 - 12:39 PM

Clemson sophomore QB Deshaun Watson has been fully cleared to practice following last season's torn ACL.

Head coach Dabo Swinney said Watson has even been a full go since May. "We're as confident as you can possibly be in a guy. He's done everything and not missed anything," Swinney added. If Watson stays healthy he will be the best offensive player in the ACC. We know that is a bold statement, but the young quarterback is extremely talented and has other skilled players around him.
Source: Tiger Net
Jul 16 - 10:36 AM

Clemson co-OC Jeff Scott believes freshman LT Mitch Hyatt has the "it factor."

"He's very serious about what he's doing. He's a hard worker," Scott said. Hyatt is on track to see immediate playing time with Isaiah Battle jumping to the NFL through the supplemental draft. The 6'5/270 lbs tackle was considered a five-star prospect by many services. Scott is in his first season as offensive coordinator after Chad Morris joined SMU as their head coach.
Jul 15 - 4:33 PM

Clemson associate head coach/DT coach Dan Brooks praised freshman DT Christian Wilkins.

Wilkins stands at 6'4/305 lbs and was listed as a five-star recruit by multiple services. He reportedly ran a 4.8 forty during his recruitment. That agility was reiterated by Brooks, stating "that big guy can move." Wilkins could see immediate playing time in Clemson's reloading defense.
Jul 15 - 11:41 AM

Rams general manager Les Snead indicated Thursday that Clemson T Isaiah Battle will get a redshirt season in 2015.

"We felt it was an opportunity to get an earlier round value for a later round price," Snead said in a release. "He's going to practice what would've been his final year of college eligibility with us, go through our offseason program, and then start his rookie season a year from now. This will allow us to bring him along gradually both on and off the field. Now it's up to Isaiah and us to go work to reach his potential as a person and player." Battle was the only player selected in Thursday's 2015 Supplemental Draft. Defensive linemen Darrius Caldwell and Dalvon Stuckey of West Georgia, Houston defensive end Eric Eiland, UConn tight end Sean McQuillan, Kansas defensive back Kevin Short and North Carolina Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins are all now free agents.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 9 - 5:46 PM

The Rams used a 2016 fifth-round pick to select Clemson T Isaiah Battle in the fifth-round of the 2015 Supplemental Draft.

This means the Rams have used five total draft picks on offensive linemen in the last few months. Those five: Rob Havenstein (second-round), Jamon Brown (third-round), Andrew Donnal (fourth-round), Cody Wichmman (sixth-round) and Isaiah Battle (fifth-round). We understand the approach, as the team will likely base their offense on Todd Gurley and Tre Mason, but we are not fans of the prospects or value overall. Battle has length and size, but he is a waist bender who lacks strength. He enters the rams program late in the process and the team loses their 2016 fifth-round pick with this selection.
Jul 9 - 1:57 PM

Jason Cole spoke with one NFL GM who gave Clemson supplemental draft T Isaiah Battle a third-round grade.

However, the GM says Battle would be lucky to earn a fourth-round selection. "I wouldn't touch him," the decision maker added. We are shocked to see the third-round value based on film, as Battle is a waist bender who lacks functional strength and is a mediocre athlete. Yes, Battle plays a pivotal position (left tackle) and has extreme length (35 3/8"), but we are far from sold.
Jul 9 - 10:52 AM

NFL.com's Henry Hodgson projects Clemson T Isaiah Battle to go to Tampa Bay in the fourth round of Thursday's supplemental draft.

Many are arguing that Battle is the best prospect to enter the supplemental draft since Josh Gordon was a second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2012. In total, seven players entered the supplemental draft, but Hodgson thinks only Battle will get taken.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 8 - 2:30 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein writes that "scouts are concerned about his work ethic and character and view him as a player who will need time and patience."

The 6-foot-6, 312-pound Battle's "length and athleticism he offers at such a premium position could lead to him being selected within the first four rounds," Zierlein wrote. The Clemson prospect may be the only one taken in Thursday's supplemental draft; Battle had representatives from 26 NFL teams at his pro day on Tuesday.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 8 - 2:23 PM

NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt reports that representatives from 25 NFL teams attended Clemson LT Isaiah Battle's pro day workout.

The Clemson prospect was timed at 5.29 and 5.21 in the 40-yard dash, and posted a 24 1/2-inch vertical jump, with an 8-foot-5 broad jump. The 6-foot-6, 312-pound Battle put up 12 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, but had to cut the exercise short, due to a cramp in his arm. His arms are 35 3/8" long. With the supplemental draft set for Thursday, Battle could be the first prospect drafted in the supplemental draft, since Josh Gordon.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 7 - 2:25 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown believes Clemson sophomore QB Deshaun Watson is the nation's best quarterback but adds that there "is danger in letting the hype get out of control."

"He'll be playing behind a questionable offensive line that just unexpectedly lost its best player, left tackle Isaiah Battle, to the supplemental draft," he wrote. "He lost offensive coordinator Chad Morris to SMU. Go ahead, add up the negatives. There are significant caveats here." That said, and despite only starting five games during his freshman campaign, Brown is ready to go all in on Watson. "He's mature beyond his years as a quarterback, with a command of the offense, a strong arm, confidence, poise and mobility -- all of which he showed the minute he stepped onto the field," Brown wrote. "If he stays healthy, he's a superstar and a Heisman candidate, whether it's this year or next. Despite the hang-ups entering 2015, it's worth betting on his stardom sooner rather than later."
Jul 6 - 11:24 AM

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


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