Georgia Tech @ Clemson 2012 Depth Chart Comparison

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We continue assessing our opponents' talent level via two-deep assessment using Rivals/Scout ratings as assessment tool.

depth charts for both teams were attained DIRECTLY from the Clemson website (www.clemsontigers.com). A pdf version of this can be found here. I will go ahead and tell you that because of injuries and Monday depth chart adjustments, some items here may be a little out of place but in an effort to maintain consistency, I'll use both teams' depth charts as presented on the official website.

We should not have to tell you this, but some folks debate what to take from these articles. We expect you, the reader, to form an opinion of your own. Often we will give you our take on things, but you should independently form your own thoughts based on information out there. This article shows recruiting data for the depth chart roster as referenced above. It does not weigh experience nor does it evaluate coaching, preparation, etc... We think this is an interesting and valuable tool that is useful in overall program evaluation because there is a link between these star ratings and other metrics in both college football and the NFL.

Keep in mind as you look through this data that only players who were officially signed were given a "Star Rating". Players who were not signed could not be quantitatively assessed a recruiting rating. Such players get a "NA" rating and were not included in the averaged data. Again, all data was attained from www.Scout.com and www.Rivals.com. Players whose Scout/Rivals data was not available but were signed were assigned a "NR". We picked carefully through the data and believe all is correct. However, if we've overlooked an item we apologize in advance and ask that you point it out so that we can make the correction in our database.

Figure 1 and Table I both show an average of offensive players, defensive players, and specialist listed on the two-deep roster. Tables II through IV show the two-deep roster used for analysis along with the recruiting ratings for each player on the roster. It is clear that Clemso, on paper, is the more talented team in all three aspects of the game. Clemson's offense is about 0.4 stars better on offense, a little over half a star better on defense, and 2/3 of a star better in the special teams department. Put it all together, and Clemson is approximately half a star better per player than the Yellow Jackets.

Table I: Overall Recruiting

Team Recruiting Service Offense Defense Specialists Overall Average
Clemson Scout 3.30 3.46 3.09 3.33
Rivals 3.30 3.63 3.00 3.38
Average 3.30 3.54 3.05 3.35
Georgia Tech Scout 2.80 2.95 2.22 2.76
Rivals 2.96 3.05 2.56 2.93
Average 2.88 3.00 2.39 2.85

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Figure 1: Average Recruiting Data

Table II : Offensive Depth Chart Comparison

Clemson Offense Georgia Tech Offense
Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals
LT 63 BRANDON THOMAS 6-3 305 *Jr. 4 4 LT 64 RAY BENO 6-2 292 *Jr. 2 3
79 Isaiah Battle 6-6 280 Fr. 3 3 53 Bryan Chamberlain 6-4 295 *Fr. 3 3
LG 68 DAVID BEASLEY 6-4 315 *So. 3 3 LG 70 SHAQUILLE MASON 6-1 305 So. 3 3
67 Kalon Davis 6-5 330 *So. 3 3 75 Errin Joe 6-3 305 *Fr. 3 3
C 55 DALTON FREEMAN 6-5 285 *Gr. 4 4 C 50 JAY FINCH 6-3 285 *Jr. 3 3
58 Ryan Norton 6-3 270 *Fr. 3 3 57 Catlin Alford 6-3 291 *So. 3 3
RG 62 TYLER SHATLEY 6-3 295 *Jr. 3 3 or 76 Nick McRae 6-3 302 *Sr. 3 3
77 Reid Webster 6-5 285 *So. 3 3 RG 77 OMOREGIE UZZI 6-3 300 *Sr. 4 4
RT 70 GIFFORD TIMOTHY 6-6 310 *So. 2 3 78 Trey Braun 6-5 292 *Fr. 3 3
76 Shaq Anthony 6-4 265 *Fr. 3 3 RT 52 WILL JACKSON 6-3 290 *Jr. 3 3
TE 80 BRANDON FORD 6-4 240 *Gr. 3 4 69 Tyler Kidney 6-2 265 *Jr. N/A N/A
86 Sam Cooper 6-5 250 *So. 2 2 or 72 Morgan Bailey 6-4 295 *So. 3 3
WR 6 DeANDRE HOPKINS 6-2 205 Jr. 4 4 WR 88 DARREN WALLER 6-5 228 So. 3 3
16 Adam Humphries 5-11 190 So. 3 2 80 Anthony Autry 6-2 173 Fr. 3 3
QB 10 TAJH BOYD 6-1 225 *Jr. 5 4 QB 13 TEVIN WASHINGTON 6-0 205 *Sr. 3 2
8 Cole Stoudt 6-5 205 So. 3 3 2 Vad Lee 6-1 213 *Fr. 3 3
RB 23 ANDRE ELLINGTON 5-10 195 *Sr. 4 4 AB 17 ORWIN SMITH 6-0 205 Sr. 2 3
22 D.J. Howard 5-11 195 *So. 3 3 31 Deon Hill 6-0 207 *So. 2 3
25 Roderick McDowell 5-9 195 *Jr. 3 4 or 9 Tony Zenon 5-8 173 *So. 2 2
FB 40 DARRELL SMITH 6-2 250 *Jr. 3 2 BB 37 ZACH LASKEY 6-1 208 So. 2 2
WR 18 JARON BROWN 6-2 205 *Gr. 3 3 22 Broderick Snoddy 5-9 190 *Fr. 3 3
87 Matt Porter 5-11 195 *So. N/A N/A or 20 David Sims 6-0 222 *Jr. 3 3
WR 2 SAMMY WATKINS 6-1 205 So. 5 5 AB 25 ROBERT GODHIGH 5-7 188 *Jr. N/A N/A
19 Charone Peake 6-3 200 So. 4 4 7 B.J. Bostic 5-11 170 *So. 3 4
10 Synjyn Days 6-2 215 *So. 3 3
WR 81 JEFF GREENE 6-4 210 So. 3 3
16 Corey Dennis 6-2 203 So. 2 3

Table III: Defensive Depth Chart Comparison

Clemson Defense Georgia Tech Defense
Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals
DE 97 MALLICIAH GOODMAN 6-4 270 Sr. 4 4 DE 93 EMMANUEL DIEKE 6-6 270 *Jr. 3 3
6 Tavaris Barnes 6-4 275 *So. 3 4 99 Euclid Cummings 6-4 275 *Jr. 3 3
NG 50 GRADY JARRETT 6-1 290 So. 3 3 DT 90 T.J. BARNES 6-7 345 *Sr. 3 3
48 D.J. Reader 6-3 335 Fr. 3 3 97 Shawn Green 6-0 280 *So. 4 3
DT 91 JOSH WATSON 6-4 285 *So. 4 4 DE 94 IZAAN CROSS 6-4 300 Sr. 3 3
or 99 DeSHAWN WILLIAMS 6-1 285 So. 3 3 56 Anthony Williams 6-4 264 *So. 3 4
94 Carlos Watkins 6-3 300 Fr. 4 4 OLB 35 TYLER MARCORDES 6-4 235 *Fr. 2 3
DE 93 COREY CRAWFORD 6-5 270 So. 4 4 40 Christopher Crenshaw 6-3 256 *Jr. 3 3
3 Vic Beasley 6-3 225 *So. 3 3 ILB 54 QUAYSHAWN NEALY 6-1 232 *So. 3 3
SLB/NB 34 QUANDON CHRISTIAN 6-2 225 *Jr. 3 3 51 Anthony Harrell 6-2 235 *Fr. 3 3
or 11 TRAVIS BLANKS 6-1 190 Fr. 4 4 ILB 32 JABARI HUNT-DAYS 6-3 252 *Fr. 3 4
MLB 12 STEPHONE ANTHONY 6-3 235 So. 5 5 43 Kyle Travis 6-3 240 So. 2 2
33 Spencer Shuey 6-3 230 *Jr. 3 3 OLB 11 BRANDON WATTS 6-2 238 *Jr. 3 3
WLB 46 JONATHAN WILLARD 6-2 225 *Sr. 3 4 42 Malcolm Munroe 6-3 220 *Sr. 3 3
42 Corico Wright 5-11 230 Sr. 3 3 CB 6 ROD SWEETING 6-0 187 Sr. 4 3
7 Tony Steward 6-1 235 So. 4 5 28 D.J. White 5-11 184 Fr. 3 3
CB 26 GARRY PETERS 6-0 195 *So. 3 4 S 1 ISAIAH JOHNSON 6-2 208 Jr. 3 3
21 Darius Robinson 5-10 175 Jr. 3 4 12 Demond Smith 6-0 185 *Fr. 3 3
SS 5 JONATHAN MEEKS 6-1 210 Sr. 4 4 S 4 JAMAL GOLDEN 6-0 188 So. 2 3
27 Robert Smith 5-11 210 So. 3 3 29 Coray Carlson 6-0 180 *So. N/A N/A
FS 31 RASHARD HALL 6-2 210 *Gr. 3 3 CB 14 JEMEA THOMAS 5-10 195 *Jr. 3 3
9 XAVIER BREWER 5-11 190 *Gr. 4 3 18 Chris Milton 5-11 183 *Fr. 3 3
CB 17 BASHAUD BREELAND 6-0 195 *So. 4 3
29 Cortez Davis 6-3 200 *Fr. 3 4

Table IV: Special Teams Depth Chart Comparison

Clemson Specialists Georgia Tech Specialists
Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals
PK 39 CHANDLER CATANZARO 6-2 195 *Jr. N/A N/A PK 44 DAVID SCULLY 6-2 202 *Jr. N/A N/A
13 Spencer Benton 6-1 195 *Sr. 2 2 P 85 RYAN RODWELL 6-2 221 Fr. 2 2
or 36 Ammon Lakip 5-10 175 *Fr. 3 2 44 David Scully 6-2 202 *Jr. N/A N/A
P 13 SPENCER BENTON 6-1 195 *Sr. 2 2 KO 44 David Scully 6-2 202 *Jr. N/A N/A
92 Bradley Pinion 6-6 230 Fr. 3 3 LS 63 Tyler Morgan 6-3 212 Sr. N/A N/A
KO 13 Spencer Benton 6-1 195 *Sr. 2 2 55 Sean Tobin 6-3 218 So. 2 2
92 Bradley Pinion 6-6 230 Fr. 3 3 H 86 Justin Moore 5-10 165 Jr. 2 2
LS(PK) 75 Michael Sobeski 6-2 205 *So. N/A N/A 20 David Sims 6-0 222 *Jr. 3 3
52 Phillip Fajgenbaum 6-0 220 *Jr. N/A N/A PR 14 Jemea Thomas 5-10 195 *Jr. 3 3
LS(P) 52 Phillip Fajgenbaum 6-0 220 *Jr. N/A N/A 17 Orwin Smith 6-0 205 Sr. 2 3
75 Michael Sobeski 6-2 205 *So. N/A N/A KOR 17 Orwin Smith 6-0 205 Sr. 2 3
H 13 Spencer Benton 6-1 195 *Sr. 2 2 4 Jamal Golden 6-0 188 So. 2 3
39 Chandler Catanzaro 6-2 195 *Jr. N/A N/A or 9 Tony Zenon 5-8 173 *So. 2 2
PR 2 SAMMY WATKINS 6-1 205 So. 5 5
6 DeANDRE HOPKINS 6-2 205 Jr. 4 4
KOR 2 SAMMY WATKINS 6-1 205 So. 5 5
18 Jaron Brown 6-2 205 *Gr. 3 3
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