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NFL Draft: Clelin Ferrell to the Raiders with the 4th Pick!

The ACC Defensive Player of the Year is Heading to the Desert (eventually)

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The football team formerly known Oakland Raiders (soon to be Las Vegas Raiders) selected Clelin Ferrell with the 4th pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

Ferrell is an almost 6’5, 265 pound defensive end with an ideal combination of power and speed. He is a three year starter in one of the best defensive fronts in college football history. After tearing his ACL as a senior in high school and subsequently redshirting as a freshman, he didn’t miss a game in his college career.

Ferrell was one of the cornerstone defensive players Clemson built their dominant defense around. Ferrell was always on the field, always playing hard, and usually making plays. Saying Ferrell is a steady player seems like an insult to his talent, but he is steadily dominant. He flashed at least once in every Clemson game I’ve watched in the last 3 years (and I’ve seen them all). Off the field, Clelin is widely considered a high character young man with top notch leadership traits.

As a senior he started 15 games, recorded 55 tackles (29 solo, 26 assisted), 20 tackles for loss, and 11.5 sacks. He also knocked down 2 passes, forced 3 fumbles and scored a touchdown.

For a more in-depth breakdown of Ferrell, click the link below.