2013 Wake @ Clemson Depth Chart Analysis

Streeter Lecka

We'll compare Clemson/Wake 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.

This numbers you see below should be no surprise. Clemson rolled Wake in terms of recruiting. Clemson handily out-recruited the Deacons in all three areas of the game. The numbers below tell the story and really need little more discussion from yours truly.

Team Recruiting Service Offense Defense Specialists Overall Average
Clemson Scout 3.25 3.29 3.20 3.26
Rivals 3.25 3.54 3.00 3.33
Average 3.25 3.42 3.10 3.29
Wake Forest Scout 2.39 2.55 2.33 2.44
Rivals 2.95 2.55 2.63 2.73
Average 2.65 2.55 2.45 2.57

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Offensive Comparison

Clemson Offense Wake Forest 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 73 STEVEN CHASE 6-6 315 *Sr. 2 NA
78 Eric MacLain 6-4 295 *So. 4 4 74 Neil Basford 6-4 260 *Jr. 2 3
LG 68 DAVID BEASLEY 6-4 320 *Jr. 3 3 LG 78 TYLER HAYWORTH 6-4 310 *Fr. 2 3
67 Kalon Davis 6-5 340 *Jr. 3 3 59 Antonio Ford 6-4 310 *Jr. 3 3
C 58 RYAN NORTON 6-3 280 *So. 3 3 C 51 CORY HELMS 6-4 290 Fr. 3 3
57 Jay Guillermo 6-3 315 *Fr. 3 3 60 Whit Barnes 6-3 300 *Sr. 2 3
RG 62 TYLER SHATLEY 6-3 300 *Gr. 3 3 RG 75 FRANK SOUZA 6-4 310 *Sr. 3 3
77 Reid Webster 6-3 300 *Jr. 3 3 65 Josh Harris 6-4 290 Fr. 3 3
RT 70 GIFFORD TIMOTHY 6-6 315 *Jr. 2 3 RT 63 DYLAN INTEMANN 6-5 310 *So. 3 3
76 Shaq Anthony 6-4 280 *So. 3 3 77 Will Smith 6-5 300 *Fr. 2 3
TE 81 STANTON SECKINGER 6-4 230 *So. 2 3 TE 89 SPENCER BISHOP 6-2 240 *Sr. NA NA
40 Darrell Smith 6-1 240 *Gr. 3 2 81 Daniel Vogelsang 6-3 245 *Jr. 2 NA
or 86 Sam Cooper 6-6 250 *Jr. 2 2 WR 83 JONATHAN WILLIAMS 6-4 180 *Fr. 3 3
WR 2 SAMMY WATKINS 6-1 205 Jr. 5 5 12 Tyree Harris 6-2 180 Fr. 3 3
82 T.J. Green 6-3 195 Fr. 3 2 QB 10 TANNER PRICE 6-2 205 Sr. 2 3
QB 10 TAJH BOYD 6-1 225 *Sr. 5 4 6 Patrick Thompson 6-2 210 *Jr. 2 NA
18 Cole Stoudt 6-4 210 Jr. 3 3 4 Tyler Cameron 6-3 220 *Fr. 3 3
RB 25 RODERICK McDOWELL 5-10 200 *Gr. 3 4 TB 25 JOSH HARRIS 5-11 210 *Sr. 2 2
24 Zac Brooks 6-1 190 So. 4 4 14 Dominique Gibson 5-10 205 *Fr. 2 3
22 D.J. Howard 6-0 195 *Jr. 3 3 FB 43 JORDAN GARSIDE 5-10 235 *Jr. NA NA
WR 13 ADAM HUMPHRIES 5-11 190 Jr. 3 2 44 Ben Emert 6-1 235 *Jr. 2 3
5 Germone Hopper 6-0 180 *Fr. 3 4 FLK 3 MICHAEL CAMPANARO 5-11 190 *Sr. 3 3
WR 1 MARTAVIS BRYANT 6-5 200 Jr. 4 4 18 John Armstrong 5-9 165 Fr. 2 3
7 Mike Williams 6-3 205 Fr. 4 4 WR 5 ORVILLE REYNOLDS 5-9 185 Jr. 2 3
88 Jared Crump 6-3 190 *Fr. 2 3

Defensive Comparison

Clemson Defense Wake Forest 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 98 ZACH THOMPSON 6-5 265 *Sr. 3 3
9 Tavaris Barnes 6-4 275 *Jr. 3 4 36 Tylor Harris 6-4 285 So. 2 2
DT 50 GRADY JARRETT 6-1 295 Jr. 3 3 NG 50 NIKITA WHITLOCK 5-11 250 *Sr. 2 2
48 D.J. Reader 6-2 325 So. 3 3 91 Johnny Garcia 6-4 260 *Jr. 2 2
DT 91 JOSH WATSON 6-4 290 *Jr. 4 4 90 KRISTOPHER REDDING 6-4 275 *Sr. 2 2
99 DeSHAWN WILLIAMS 6-1 295 Jr. 3 3 58 Josh Banks 6-4 250 *Fr. 3 2
94 Carlos Watkins 6-3 295 So. 4 4 LOU 30 HUNTER WILLIAMS 6-0 230 *So. NA NA
DE 3 VIC BEASLEY 6-2 235 *Jr. 3 3 37 Kevis Jones 6-2 230 *Fr. 3 3
90 Shaq Lawson 6-3 270 Fr. 3 4 MLB 48 BRANDON CHUBB 6-1 240 *So. 2 2
SLB 34 QUANDON CHRISTIAN 6-2 230 *Sr. 3 3 28 Teddy Matthews 6-3 225 *Fr. 2 3
41 T.J. Burrell 5-11 215 *Fr. 3 3 WLB 41 MIKE OLSON 6-3 230 *Sr. 3 2
MLB 42 STEPHONE ANTHONY 6-2 245 Jr. 5 5 40 Marquel Lee 6-3 215 Fr. 2 3
44 B.J. Goodson 6-1 235 *So. 2 3 ROB 39 JUSTIN JACKSON 6-1 230 *Sr. 3 3
WLB 33 SPENCER SHUEY 6-3 240 *Gr. 3 3 49 Lance Virgile 6-2 220 Fr. 3 3
7 Tony Steward 6-1 230 Jr. 4 5 CB 7 MERRILL NOEL 5-10 180 *Jr. 3 3
CB 17 BASHAUD BREELAND 6-0 185 *Jr. 4 3 15 Allen Ramsey II 6-0 109 So. 3 3
26 Garry Peters 6-0 185 *Jr. 3 4 SS 22 RYAN JANVION 5-11 190 *Fr. 2 3
S 11 TRAVIS BLANKS 6-0 200 So. 4 4 11 Anthony Wooding 6-2 185 Jr. NA NA
12 Korrin Wiggins 5-11 190 Fr. 3 3 FS 17 A.J. MARSHALL 6-0 195 Sr. 3 4
S 27 ROBERT SMITH 5-11 210 Jr. 3 3 29 Deonte Davis 5-10 170 Fr. 2 2
30 Taylor Watson 5-10 210 *Jr. N/A N/A CB 9 KEVIN JOHNSON 6-1 175 *Jr. 3 2
CB 8 DARIUS ROBINSON 5-10 175 Sr. 3 4 25 Brad Watson 6-0 170 Fr. 3 2
14 Martin Jenkins 5-9 185 *Jr. 3 3
30 Taylor Watson 5-10 210 *Jr. N/A N/A
CB 8 DARIUS ROBINSON 5-10 175 Sr. 3 4
14 Martin Jenkins 5-9 185 *Jr. 3 3

Specialist Comparison

Clemson Specialists Wake Forest 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 27 CHAD HEDLUND 6-1 185 *So. 2 2
36 Ammon Lakip 5-10 200 *So. 3 2 18 Mike Weaver 6-1 180 Fr. 2 NA
P 92 BRADLEY PINION 6-6 230 So. 3 3 P 38 ALEXANDER KINAL 6-4 210 *So. NA NA
36 Ammon Lakip 5-10 200 *So. 3 2 18 Mike Weaver 6-1 180 Fr. 2 NA
KO 92 Bradley Pinion 6-6 230 So. 3 3 KO 27 Chad Hedlund 6-1 185 *So. 2 2
36 Ammon Lakip 5-10 200 *So. 3 2 18 Mike Weaver 6-1 180 Fr. 2 NA
LS(PK) 75 Michael Sobeski 6-2 220 *Jr. N/A N/A LS 52 Logan Feimster 6-5 245 *Jr. 2 NA
52 Phillip Fajgenbaum 6-1 225 *Gr. N/A N/A 60 Whit Barnes 6-3 300 *Sr. 2 3
LS(P) 52 Phillip Fajgenbaum 6-1 225 *Gr. N/A N/A H 38 Alexander Kinal 6-4 210 *So. NA NA
75 Michael Sobeski 6-2 220 *Jr. N/A N/A 4 Tyler Cameron 6-3 220 *Fr. 3 3
H 32 Corbin Jenkins 5-10 175 *Jr. N/A N/A PR 3 Michael Campanaro 5-11 190 *Sr. 3 3
92 Bradley Pinion 6-6 230 So. 3 3 9 Kevin Johnson 6-1 175 *Jr. 3 2
PR 13 Adam Humphries 5-11 190 Jr. 3 2 KOR 20 Joshua Wilhite 5-10 190 *Fr. 3 3
2 Sammy Watkins 6-1 205 Jr. 5 5 18 John Armstrong 5-9 165 Fr. 2 3
KOR 5 Germone Hopper 6-0 180 *Fr. 3 4
& 25 Roderick McDowell 5-10 200 *Gr. 3 4
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