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Old 07-23-2019, 11:32 AM
Gavin Oliver Gavin Oliver is offline
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Default Which true freshmen Tiger will make the biggest impact this season?

Which true freshmen from Clemson's 2019 recruiting class do you think will make the biggest impact for the Tigers this season?
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Which true freshmen Tiger will make the biggest impact this season?

In my mind there are 6 candidates as follows:
WR Frank Ladson
WR Joseph Ngata
TE Jalyn Lay
DT Tyler Davis
LB Levonta Bentley
CB Andrew Booth

Youíd think Jalyn would be the no-brainer. However, I think our offense will be so prolific this season, we wonít even need to feature the TE. Chalk will play the majority of the TE snaps as a lead blocker or extra protection for TL. Jalyn will get plenty of snaps but I donít see him making a huge impact.

The WR, Levonta, and Booth should receive plenty of snaps as well but with cemented starters ahead of them, I donít know how many will be in meaningful situations (also a reason I didnít list any of the safeties above).

Which leaves us with my selection, Tyler Davis. He has a lot going for him:
- Early enrollee
- Position with little depth
- Starters were injured in spring allowing him more reps
- Rave reviews from coaches and fellow players
By the end of the season, we will look back and be glad this guy joined last years recruiting class. We need someone to help fill the void of Wilkins and Lawrence, and Baby Dex is just the man for the job.
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:01 PM
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Default Re: Which true freshmen Tiger will make the biggest impact this season?

I think you nailed it.
The 2 WRs (from what Iíve seen & heard) could likely be immediate impact players at any other school. Our WR Corp is literally too deep. Lay is a good bet but may need some time to adjust to the complexities of the TE position on this level. the others didnít go thru spring ball

Baby Dex it is for me. I would t be surprised to see some others challenge for starting roles as the season goes on tho
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:15 PM
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Default Re: Which true freshmen Tiger will make the biggest impact this season?

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Baby Dex it is for me. I would t be surprised to see some others challenge for starting roles as the season goes on tho
Agree with the last sentence. If I had to select a #2, I would go with Booth or maybe even Jones. Kendrick is the least cemented starter of the positions listed above. We all hope the experiment of moving him to corner goes well but I would not be surprised at all to see a freshman CB push for the starting role opposite AJ.
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:27 PM
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Post Re: Which true freshmen Tiger will make the biggest impact this season?

I am hoping it is Tyler Davis because I think we will need some help on the defensive line as soon as possible.
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:39 PM
Gavin Oliver Gavin Oliver is offline
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Default Re: Which true freshmen Tiger will make the biggest impact this season?

Can't forget Chez Mellusi
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: Which true freshmen Tiger will make the biggest impact this season?

I think it will be Tyler Davis. He will get more of an opportunity to play in key moments than the freshman wide receivers will.
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