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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.
Nov 12 - 8:00 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson was all over the place in Saturday's 43-42 loss to Pitt, throwing for 580 yards and three touchdowns while being picked off three times.

Watson attempted 70 passes on the evening, completing 52 of them. Despite the fantastic statistical volume he registered in this game, the junior star also made several throws of the head-scratching variety. The Tigers held a 42-34 lead after three quarters, but failed to score in the fourth and stalled out on a late possession that would have allowed them to ice the game with a first down. Watson has now accounted for 29 touchdowns through 10 games. Moving past this loss, Clemson will close with regular season contests against Wake Forest and South Carolina as they try to make their final case for a Playoff berth.
Nov 12 - 7:55 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) has been medically cleared to play in Saturday's game against Pitt.

Watson bruised his right shoulder on a run in last weekend's win over Syracuse. He sat out the second half of that game for precautionary reasons and was subsequently able to practice during the week. Fantasy owners can start him with confidence against a Pitt pass defense which ranks as one of the worst in the FBS.
Nov 11 - 12:12 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney said that junior QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is expected to start against Pitt on Saturday.

Watson will be a full participant in practice on Wednesday. He initially bruised his right shoulder in the first half of Saturday's showdown with Syracuse. "He's doing good," said Swinney. "We expect him to go." Watson has accounted for 26 total touchdowns this season, with 24 of those coming through the air.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 9 - 12:12 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is listed as probable in advance of Saturday's game against Pitt.

Watson bruised his right shoulder on a run late in the first half of Saturday's win over Syracuse. While he did not play in the second half, that was largely a precautionary measure, one also dictated in part by the fact that the Tigers were running with the game. Unless word surfaces to the contrary, the star junior should be ready to rock 'n' roll come Saturday. He could be in for a monster game given Pitt's defensive liabilities.
Nov 8 - 12:21 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson, redshirt junior WR Mike Williams, junior WR Artavis Scott and redshirt junior RB Wayne Gallman will be honored at Clemson's Senior Day.

This means the four are off to the NFL after the game. Obviously Watson, Williams and Gallman, along with tight end Jordan Leggett, are the core of Clemson's offense. At least a few of those names will be top two round prospects. Expect Watson's 2016 season to be heavily scrutinized throughout the draft process.
Nov 8 - 12:04 PM


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