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Clemson Releases 2017 Summer Depth Chart

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Clemson released their depth chart of the summer today. The Tigers return 13 starters from 2016 on this depth chart, and there aren’t many surprises.

On offense the OL is in decent shape, though there will be questions about the starting center. Justin Falcinelli has the job now but Gage Cervenka is expected to push him in fall camp.

QB is as expected. No, this does not mean Kelly Bryant is guaranteed to be the starter come opening day. But right now he has the most experience in the offense and from the accounts out of spring practice he hasn’t done anything to lose the starting position on a meaningless depth chart. But all 3 QBs will be putting in work this summer and we should see improvements this fall. Unofficial workouts organized the players are going to be critical, especially for Hunter Johnson to learn the offense.

At RB a lot of fans are going to be disappointed that Tavien Feaster is 3rd on the depth chart. Again let’s relax and wait until the season starts. Even if he remains 3rd to start the season he is going to get some touches and have an opportunity to show his dynamic athleticism. At that point it’ll be up to him to take advantage of his opportunities.

Another spot of note is the secondary. There are a lot of talented names at backup positions. But right now Ryan Carter and Marcus Edmond are the two most experienced guys on the team. And as disappointing as it is to not see Mark Fields as a starter, we’ll see if he puts it together in the fall. And as a word of caution, the CB positions are not labelled as Boundary and Field. But based on depth charts from last year the first CB listed, ahead of safeties, is the field corner. Expect a lot of changes at CB though, especially at the backup positions.

LB also should have a lot of changes this fall. Right now we are seeing the established guys named starters with the high potential guys as backups. Those backups will compete this fall and have to make due with their opportunities to impress. The LBs have been training at multiple positions so they should move around and get settled.

Ultimately remember that this depth chart is a guide. It is a statement on where things stand right now, not where they will be at the end of August. The team can change a lot and given how young most of this team is it won’t be a surprise to see guys move around as they develop in the offseason.

Offense

Pos No Name Hgt. Wgt. Cl.

LT 75 Mitch Hyatt 6-5 295 Jr.

73 Tremayne Anchrum 6-2 290 So.

LG 51 Taylor Hearn 6-5 325 Jr.

74 John Simpson 6-4 315 So.

C 50 Justin Falcinelli 6-4 315 *Jr.

59 Gage Cervenka 6-3 305 *So.

RG 55 Tyrone Crowder 6-2 340 *Sr.

69 Maverick Morris 6-4 305 *So.

RT 76 Sean Pollard 6-5 315 So.

or 73 Tremayne Anchrum 6-2 290 *So.

TE 80 Milan Richard 6-3 260 *Jr.

87 D.J. Greenlee 6-1 245 *Gr.

84 Cannon Smith 6-5 265 *Jr.

WR 8 Deon Cain 6-1 210 Jr.

1 Trevion Thompson 6-2 200 *Jr.

14 Diondre Overton 6-5 200 So.

QB 2 Kelly Bryant 6-3 215 Jr.

6 Zerrick Cooper 6-2 205 *Fr.

or 15 Hunter Johnson 6-4 200 Fr.

RB 27 C. J. Fuller 5-10 215 *Jr.

26 Adam Choice 5-9 210 *Jr.

28 Tavien Feaster 5-11 210 So.

WR 13 Hunter Renfrow 5-11 180 *Jr.

18 T.J. Chase 6-1 175 *Fr.

WR 34 Ray Ray McCloud 5-10 180 Jr.

17 Cornell Powell 6-0 200 So.

Defense

Pos No Name Hgt. Wgt. Cl.

DE 99 Clelin Ferrell 6-5 265 *So.

45 Chris Register 6-3 255 *Jr.

DT 90 Dexter Lawrence 6-5 340 So.

44 Nyles Pinckney 6-1 295 *Fr.

or 50 Jabril Robinson 6-2 265 *Jr.

DT 42 Christian Wilkins 6-4 310 Jr.

67 Albert Huggins 6-3 305 Jr.

DE 91 Austin Bryant 6-4 265 Jr.

49 Richard Yeargin 6-5 260 *Jr.

SLB: 6 Dorian O'Daniel 6-1 215 *Sr.

30 Jalen Williams 5-10 215 Jr.

Nic 31 Ryan Carter 5-9 180 Gr.

11 Isaiah Simmons 6-3 230 *Fr.

12 K'Von Wallace 6-0 190 So.

MLB 57 Tre Lamar 6-3 240 So.

or 43 Chad Smith 6-4 235 *So.

36 Judah Davis 6-1 235 Jr.

WLB 34 Kendall Joseph 6-0 230 *Jr.

33 J.D. Davis 6-1 235 *Jr.

or 47 James Skalski 6-0 235 So.

or 5 Shaq Smith 6-2 240 *Fr.

CB 31 Ryan Carter 5-9 180 *Sr.

1 Trayvon Mullen 6-2 185 So.

12 K'Von Wallace 6-0 190 So.

SS 19 Tanner Muse 6-2 220 *So.

11 Isaiah Simmons 6-3 230 *Fr.

FS 23 Van Smith 5-11 195 Jr.

14 Denzel Johnson 6-0 195 *So.

CB 29 Marcus Edmond 6-0 175 *Gr.

2 Mark Fields 5-10 180 Jr.

or 38 Amir Trapp 5-8 160 *So.

Special Teams

P 48 Will Spiers 6-5 230 *Fr.

PK 92 Greg Huegel 5-11 195 *Jr.

Hold 13 Hunter Renfrow 5-11 180 *Jr.

SN 47 Austin Spence 6-1 195 *Jr.

58 Patrick Phibbs 6-2 200 *So.