2013 Clemson @ Maryland Depth Chart Analysis

Rob Carr

Clemson heads up to College Park on Saturday to try and get back on track. Below we'll examine how the two teams match up based on their depth charts and what the "experts" thought about their players coming out of prep school.

We'll compare these two teams' talent levels based on officially released two-deep depth charts. Depth charts for both teams were attained DIRECTLY from the Clemson website (www.clemsontigers.com). A pdf version of this can be found there as well. I will go ahead and tell you that because of injuries and depth chart adjustments between the release of this information and game time, 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.

The figure and first table both show an average of offensive players, defensive players, and specialist listed on the two-deep roster. The second through fourth tables show the two-deep roster used for analysis along with the recruiting ratings for each player on the roster.

Clemson has the clear-cut advantage (nearly 1/2 star per player on offense, 0.69 stars per player on defense, and a 0.53 overall lead) over the Terps. This puts Clemson back into familiar territory--only trailing Georgia and FSU in our discussions so far this season. The data can be seen below.

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Team Recruiting Service Offense Defense Specialists Overall Average
Clemson Scout 3.21 3.32 3.25 3.26
Rivals 3.21 3.55 3.00 3.29
Average 3.21 3.43 3.13 3.28
Maryland Scout 2.82 2.67 2.50 2.71
Rivals 2.73 2.82 2.83 2.78
Average 2.77 2.74 2.67 2.75

Offense

Clemson Offense Maryland Offense
Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals
LT 63 BRANDON THOMAS 6-3 315 *Gr. 4 4 OT 77 MIKE MADARAS 6-5 295 So. 3 3
79 Isaiah Battle 6-7 275 So. 3 3 61 Jake Wheeler 6-7 300 Jr. 2 2
LG 67 KALON DAVIS 6-5 340 *Jr. 3 3 OG 70 De’ONTE ARNETT 6-4 295 Sr. 4 4
68 David Beasley 6-4 320 *Jr. 3 3 68 Silvano Altamirano 6-2 290 Jr. 2 2
C 58 RYAN NORTON 6-3 280 *So. 3 3 C 65 SAL CONABOY 6-4 285 Jr. 3 3
57 Jay Guillermo 6-3 315 *Fr. 3 3 50 Evan Mulrooney 6-5 285 Jr. 3 2
RG 62 TYLER SHATLEY 6-3 300 *Gr. 3 3 OG 76 MICHAEL DUNN 6-5 295 Fr. N/A N/A
77 Reid Webster 6-3 300 *Jr. 3 3 66 Andrew Zeller 6-4 300 So. 3 3
RT 76 SHAQ ANTHONY 6-4 280 *So. 3 3 OT 55 RYAN DOYLE 6-4 295 So. 3 3
70 Gifford Timothy 6-6 315 *Jr. 2 3 72 Moise Larose 6-6 296 Fr. 3 3
TE 81 STANTON SECKINGER 6-4 230 *So. 2 3 TE 86 DAVE STINEBAUGH 6-3 250 Sr. 3 3
86 Sam Cooper 6-6 250 *Jr. 2 2 88 P.J. Gallo 6-2 250 Fr. 3 3
or 40 Darrell Smith 6-1 240 *Gr. 3 2 WR 84 AMBA ETTA-TAWO 6-1 190 Fr. 2 3
WR 2 SAMMY WATKINS 6-1 205 Jr. 5 5 80 Daniel Adams 6-2 205 So. 2 3
82 T.J. Green 6-3 195 Fr. 3 2 QB 16 C.J. BROWN 6-3 210 Sr. 3 3
87 Matt Porter 5-11 200 *Jr. N.A N/A or 7 CALEB ROWE 6-3 210 So. 3 3
QB 10 TAJH BOYD 6-1 225 *Sr. 5 4 TB 45 BRANDON ROSS 5-10 210 So. 3 2
18 Cole Stoudt 6-4 210 Jr. 3 3 5 Albert Reid 5-9 205 So. 4 3
RB 25 RODERICK McDOWELL 5-10 200 *Gr. 3 4 FB 30 KENNETH GOINS, JR. 5-9 225 Fr. 3 2
24 Zac Brooks 6-1 190 So. 4 4 33 Andrew Stefanelli 5-10 240 Fr. N/A N/A
22 D.J. Howard 6-0 195 *Jr. 3 3 WR 8 LEVERN JACOBS 5-11 185 So. 3 3
WR 13 ADAM HUMPHRIES 5-11 190 Jr. 3 2 13 DeAndre Lane 5-7 165 Fr. 2 2
5 Germone Hopper 6-0 180 *Fr. 3 4 WR 83 MALCOLM CULMER 5-11 190 Fr. 2 2
WR 1 MARTAVIS BRYANT 6-5 200 Jr. 4 4 or 3 NIGEL KING 6-3 210 So. 3 3
7 Mike Williams 6-3 205 Fr. 4 4

Defense

Clemson Defense Maryland Defense
Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals
DE 93 COREY CRAWFORD 6-5 270 Jr. 4 4 DE 99 QUINTON JEFFERSON 6-3 275 So. 3 3
9 Tavaris Barnes 6-4 275 *Jr. 3 4 96 Zeke Riser 6-4 275 Gr. 2 2
DT 50 GRADY JARRETT 6-1 295 Jr. 3 3 NT 97 DARIUS KILGO 6-3 310 Jr. 3 3
48 D.J. Reader 6-2 325 So. 3 3 93 Andre Monroe 5-11 270 Jr. 3 2
91 JOSH WATSON 6-4 290 *Jr. 4 4 DE 91 KEITH BOWERS 6-1 275 Jr. 3 3
or 99 DeSHAWN WILLIAMS 6-1 295 Jr. 3 3 90 Roman Braglio 6-2 260 Fr. 3 3
DE 3 VIC BEASLEY 6-2 235 *Jr. 3 3 OLB 35 ALEX TWINE 6-0 235 Jr. 2 2
90 Shaq Lawson 6-3 270 Fr. 3 4 39 Cavon Walker 6-2 229 Fr. 3 3
SLB 34 QUANDON CHRISTIAN 6-2 230 *Sr. 3 3 ILB 47 COLE FARRAND 6-3 245 Jr. 2 2
41 T.J. Burrell 5-11 215 *Fr. 3 3 31 Shawn Petty 6-0 240 So. 2 2
MLB 42 STEPHONE ANTHONY 6-2 245 Jr. 5 5 ILB 53 L.A. GOREE 6-2 240 Jr. 3 3
44 B.J. Goodson 6-1 235 *So. 2 3 46 Abner Logan 6-1 235 Fr. 3 4
WLB 33 SPENCER SHUEY 6-3 240 *Gr. 3 3 OLB 41 MARCUS WHITFIELD 6-3 250 Sr. 2 3
7 Tony Steward 6-1 230 Jr. 4 5 7 Yannick Ngakoue 6-2 255 Fr. 3 4
CB 14 MARTIN JENKINS 5-9 185 *Jr. 3 3 CB 17 ISAAC GOINS 5-11 195 Sr. 2 2
17 Bashaud Breeland 6-0 185 *Jr. 4 3 27 Alvin Hill 5-11 200 So. 2 3
S 11 TRAVIS BLANKS 6-0 200 So. 4 4 S 21 SEAN DAVIS 6-1 190 So. 3 3
20 Jayron Kearse 6-4 205 Fr. 4 4 19 A.J. Hendy 6-0 205 Jr. 3 3
S 27 ROBERT SMITH 5-11 210 Jr. 3 3 S 20 ANTHONY NIXON 6-1 205 So. 3 3
12 Korrin Wiggins 5-11 190 Fr. 3 3 22 Zach Dancel 6-0 195 So. N/A 2
CB 8 DARIUS ROBINSON 5-10 175 Sr. 3 4 CB 4 WILLIAM LIKELY 5-7 175 Fr. 3 4
36 Jerrodd Williams 6-0 195 *Sr. 3 4 32 Jarrett Ross 5-9 190 Fr. 3 3

Special Teams

Clemson Specialists Maryland Specialists
Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals Pos. # Player Hgt Wgt Cl. Scout Rivals
PK 39 CHANDLER CATANZARO 6-3 200 *Gr. N/A N/A PK 15 BRAD CRADDOCK 6-1 180 So. N/A N/A
36 Ammon Lakip 5-10 200 *So. 3 2 12 Brendan Magistro 5-10 180 So. N/A N/A
P 92 BRADLEY PINION 6-6 230 So. 3 3 P 18 NATHAN RENFRO 6-1 205 So. 2 2
36 Ammon Lakip 5-10 200 *So. 3 2 29 Michael Tart 6-2 195 Jr. N/A N/A
KO 92 Bradley Pinion 6-6 230 So. 3 3 KO 15 Brad Craddock 6-1 180 So. N/A N/A
36 Ammon Lakip 5-10 200 *So. 3 2 LS 59 Greg Parcher 6-3 205 Sr. N/A N/A
LS(PK) 75 Michael Sobeski 6-2 220 *Jr. N/A N/A 64 Will Rosenblum 6-0 205 Jr. N/A N/A
52 Phillip Fajgenbaum 6-1 225 *Gr. N/A N/A H 29 Michael Tart 6-2 195 Jr. N/A N/A
LS(P) 52 Phillip Fajgenbaum 6-1 225 *Gr. N/A N/A 18 Nathan Renfro 6-1 205 So. 2 2
75 Michael Sobeski 6-2 220 *Jr. N/A N/A PR 4 William Likely 5-7 175 Fr. 3 4
H 32 Corbin Jenkins 5-10 175 *Jr. N/A N/A 8 Levern Jacobs 5-11 185 So. 3 3
92 Bradley Pinion 6-6 230 So. 3 3 KOR 4 William Likely 5-7 175 Fr. 3 4
PR 13 Adam Humphries 5-11 190 Jr. 3 2 34 Jacquille Veii 5-9 181 Fr. 2 2
5 Germone Hopper 6-0 180 *Fr. 3 4
KOR 2 Sammy Watkins 6-1 205 Jr. 5 5
& 1 Martavis Bryant 6-5 200 Jr. 4 4
25 Roderick McDowell 5-10 200 *Gr. 3 4
& 82 T.J. Green 6-3 195 Fr. 3 2
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