1. Xavier Brewer, RS Jr.
2010: Brewer had 54 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, a sack, two interceptions and 11 pass breakups in 649 snaps. He also played in every game and started 10.
This spring: Brewer won two starting jobs -- cornerback and Star -- with a solid performance this spring. He sat out of the annual Orange & White game with a minor injury but will be good to go for the start of preseason camp.
Heading into the fall: Though Martin Jenkins is in position to put pressure on Brewer for the lead at the Star, Brewer is expected to fend off the challenge. A physical cornerback, Brewer is capable of making big plays but must improve in coverage situations.
2. Bashaud Breeland, RS Fr.
2010: A four-star prospect by in 2010, Breeland spent his first season at Clemson with a redshirt. Breeland's prowess on the scout team defense was touted by several players and coaches towards the end of the season.
This spring: One of the hot names heading into the spring, Breeland lived up to the hype. In the game, he had three tackles and a pass breakup.
Heading into the fall: Though Breeland could play either safety or cornerback, he'll spend his first season out on the perimeter at cornerback. Breeland could work his way into the starting 11 before season's end.
3. Garry Peters, RS Fr.
2010: In year one at Clemson, Peters, the No. 55 cornerback in the class of 2010, redshirted.
This spring: It was an up and down spring for Peters, who had six tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in the game.
Heading into the fall: Peters will have to string together a more consistent preseason camp if he's to see significant playing time early in the season. Blessed with plenty of talent, the light needs to come on for him to become a factor this fall.
4. Cortez Davis, Fr.
2010: As a senior at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., Davis had 40 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass breakups. On the offensive side of the ball, he had 58 catches for 878 yards and 11 touchdowns.
This spring: Davis was ranked as the No. 51 safety in the class of 2011. He was rated as a three-star prospect.
Heading into the fall: Listed at 6-foot-3, Davis possesses the size that defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison prefers to see in a cornerback. Davis is a candidate to earn playing time and quickly move up the depth chart with a strong showing in August.
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