2013 Georgia vs. Clemson Depth Chart Analysis

Mike Ehrmann

We are back at it for 2013. That means 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 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.

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. As you will see below, Georgia has done an excellent job on the recruiting trail in the talent-rich Southeast and has out-recruited Clemson overall in terms of two deep depth. If you've followed our discussions over the summer on this topic, you probably won't be surprised at how this data shakes out.

Team Recruiting Service Offense Defense Specialists Overall Average
Clemson Scout 3.35 3.35 3.63 3.39
Rivals 3.39 3.46 3.38 3.42
Average 3.37 3.40 3.50 3.40
Georgia Scout 3.64 3.86 3.33 3.69
Rivals 3.50 3.90 3.17 3.63
Average 3.57 3.88 3.25 3.66

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Offense Information

Clemson Offense Georgia 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 LT 72 KENARIOUS GATES 6-5 327 Sr. 3 3
79 Isaiah Battle 6-7 275 So. 3 3 79 Mark Beard 6-5 300 Jr. 3 3
LG 68 DAVID BEASLEY 6-4 320 *Jr. 3 3 LG 64 DALLAS LEE 6-4 295 Sr. 3 4
67 Kalon Davis 6-5 340 *Jr. 3 3 78 Watts Dantzler 6-7 307 Jr. 4 3
C 58 RYAN NORTON 6-3 280 *So. 3 3 C 61 DAVID ANDREWS 6-2 295 Jr. 3 3
57 Jay Guillermo 6-3 315 *Fr. 3 3 66 Hunter Long 6-4 312 So. 3 3
RG 62 TYLER SHATLEY 6-3 300 *Gr. 3 3 RG 68 CHRIS BURNETTE 6-2 314 Sr. 3 4
77 Reid Webster 6-3 300 *Jr. 3 3 75 Kolton Houston 6-5 280 Jr. 4 3
RT 70 GIFFORD TIMOTHY 6-6 315 *Jr. 2 3 RT 71 JOHN THEUS 6-6 298 So. 5 5
78 Eric MacLain 6-4 295 *So. 4 4 75 Kolton Houston 6-5 280 Jr. 4 3
or 76 Shaq Anthony 6-4 280 *So. 3 3 63 Xzavier Ward 6-7 278 So. 3 3
TE 40 DARRELL SMITH 6-1 240 *Gr. 3 2 TE 88 ARTHUR LYNCH 6-5 254 Sr. 4 4
81 Stanton Seckinger 6-4 230 *So. 2 3 87 Jay Rome 6-6 254 So. 4 4
WR 2 SAMMY WATKINS 6-1 205 Jr. 5 5 SE 82 MICHAEL BENNETT 6-3 205 Jr. 3 3
13 Adam Humphries 5-11 190 Jr. 3 2 86 Justin Scott-Wesley 5-11 206 So. 3 4
QB 10 TAJH BOYD 6-1 225 *Sr. 5 4 QB 11 AARON MURRAY 6-1 208 Sr. 5 4
18 Cole Stoudt 6-4 210 Jr. 3 3 14 Hutson Mason 6-3 202 Jr. 3 3
RB 25 RODERICK McDOWELL 5-10 200 *Gr. 3 4 TB 3 TODD GURLEY 6-1 232 So. 4 4
24 Zac Brooks 6-1 190 So. 4 4 4 Keith Marshall 5-11 219 So. 5 4
WR 19 CHARONE PEAKE 6-2 205 Jr. 4 4 FB 48 QUAYVON HICKS 6-2 257 So. 3 3
5 Germone Hopper 6-0 180 *Fr. 3 4 43 Merritt Hall 5-11 226 So. N/A N/A
WR 1 MARTAVIS BRYANT 6-5 200 Jr. 4 4 FLK 26 MALCOLM MITCHELL 6-1 190 Jr. 4 4
7 Mike Williams 6-3 205 Fr. 4 4 31 Chris Conley 6-3 206 Jr. 4 3

Defensive Information

Clemson Defense Georgia 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 56 GARRISON SMITH 6-3 299 Sr. 4 4
9 Tavaris Barnes 6-4 275 *Jr. 3 4 94 John Taylor 6-4 336 Fr. 4 4
98 Kevin Dodd 6-5 275 So. 3 3 NT 96 MIKE THORNTON 6-1 290 Jr. 4 4
DT 50 GRADY JARRETT 6-1 295 Jr. 3 3 93 Chris Mayes 6-4 321 So. 3 4
48 D.J. Reader 6-2 325 So. 3 3 DE 58 STERLING BAILEY 6-3 282 So. 3 4
or 94 Carlos Watkins 6-3 295 So. 4 4 47 Ray Drew 6-5 276 Jr. 5 5
DT 91 JOSH WATSON 6-4 290 *Jr. 4 4 OLB 89 JAMES DeLOACH 6-3 265 So. 3 3
or 99 DeSHAWN WILLIAMS 6-1 295 Jr. 3 3 84 Leonard Floyd 6-4 220 Fr. 4 4
DE 3 VIC BEASLEY 6-2 235 *Jr. 3 3 ILB 51 RAMIK WILSON 6-2 232 Jr. 3 4
90 Shaq Lawson 6-3 270 Fr. 3 4 42 Tim Kimbrough 6-0 228 Fr. 4 4
SLB 34 QUANDON CHRISTIAN 6-2 230 *Sr. 3 3 ILB 52 AMARLO HERRERA 6-2 244 Jr. 4 4
41 T.J. Burrell 5-11 215 *Fr. 3 3 45 Reggie Carter 6-1 229 Fr. 4 4
MLB 42 STEPHONE ANTHONY 6-2 245 Jr. 5 5 OLB 59 JORDAN JENKINS 6-2 246 So. 5 4
44 B.J. Goodson 6-1 235 *So. 2 3 91 Josh Dawson 6-4 275 So. 4 4
or 52 Kellen Jones 6-1 225 *So. 4 3 CB 2 SHELDON DAWSON 5-11 190 So. 4 3
WLB 33 SPENCER SHUEY 6-3 240 *Gr. 3 3 4 Brendan Langley 6-1 181 Fr. 4 4
7 Tony Steward 6-1 230 Jr. 4 5 SS 11 CONNOR NORMAN 5-10 201 Sr. N/A N/A
CB 26 GARRY PETERS 6-0 185 *Jr. 3 4 39 Corey Moore 6-2 214 Jr. 4 4
or 17 BASHAUD BREELAND 6-0 185 *Jr. 4 3 FS 28 TRAY MATTHEWS 6-0 196 Fr. 4 4
S 11 TRAVIS BLANKS 6-0 200 So. 4 4 20 Quincy Mauger 6-0 200 Fr. 3 3
18 Jadar Johnson 6-1 195 Fr. 3 3 CB 5 DAMIAN SWANN 5-11 178 Jr. 4 4
12 Korrin Wiggins 5-11 190 Fr. 3 3 6 Shaq Wiggins 5-10 165 Fr. 4 4
S 27 ROBERT SMITH 5-11 210 Jr. 3 3
17 Bashaud Breeland 6-0 185 *Jr. 4 3
or 30 Taylor Watson 5-10 210 *Jr. N/A N/A
CB 8 DARIUS ROBINSON 5-10 175 Sr. 3 4
or 14 MARTIN JENKINS 5-9 185 *Jr. 3 3

Specialist Information

Clemson Specialists Georgia 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 13 MARSHALL MORGAN 6-3 200 So. 3 3
36 Ammon Lakip 5-10 200 *So. 3 2 97 Adam Erickson 5-10 171 Jr. N/A N/A
P 92 BRADLEY PINION 6-6 230 So. 3 3 93 Patrick Beless 5-9 162 So. N/A N/A
KO 92 Bradley Pinion 6-6 230 So. 3 3 P 32 COLLIN BARBER 6-2 200 So. 3 2
LS(PK) 75 Michael Sobeski 6-2 220 *Jr. N/A N/A 97 Adam Erickson 5-10 171 Jr. N/A N/A
52 Phillip Fajgenbaum 6-1 225 *Gr. N/A N/A KO 97 Adam Erickson 5-10 171 Jr. N/A N/A
LS(P) 52 Phillip Fajgenbaum 6-1 225 *Gr. N/A N/A LS 49 Nathan Theus 6-3 241 So. 2 2
75 Michael Sobeski 6-2 220 *Jr. N/A N/A 69 Trent Frix 6-0 218 Fr. N/A N/A
H 32 Corbin Jenkins 5-10 175 *Jr. N/A N/A H 97 Adam Erickson 5-10 171 Jr. N/A N/A
92 Bradley Pinion 6-6 230 So. 3 3 PR 26 Malcolm Mitchell 6-1 190 Jr. 4 4
PR 2 Sammy Watkins 6-1 205 Jr. 5 5 27 Rhett McGowan 6-0 180 Sr. N/A N/A
13 Adam Humphries 5-11 190 Jr. 3 2 KOR 26 Malcolm Mitchell 6-1 190 Jr. 4 4
KOR 2 Sammy Watkins 6-1 205 Jr. 5 5 3 Todd Gurley 6-1 232 So. 4 4
& 1 Martavis Bryant 6-5 200 Jr. 4 4
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