Preseason camp preview: CB

CUTigers.com continues its look at Clemson's roster headed into the start of camp next Friday.

1. Coty Sensabaugh, RS Sr.
2010: Sensabaugh, who started three of the 13 games he played in last season, occupied a key role in the Clemson secondary down the stretch. He finished with 28 tackles, an interception and two pass breakups. Sensabaugh's 352 snaps in 2010 outnumbered the combined total from his first two seasons.

This spring: With the departures of Marcus Gilchrist and Byron Maxwell, Sensabaugh won one of the two starting cornerback jobs. Sensabaugh recorded four tackles in the Orange and White spring game.

Heading into the fall: He will have to fend off a few of the younger cornerbacks to keep his starting spot. Regardless, Sensabaugh should see another increase in playing time this fall.



2. Martin Jenkins, So.
2010: In 11 games, Jenkins played 62 snaps and was in on nine tackles. He also recorded one pass breakup.

This spring: Jenkins had five tackles and a sack in the game. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele raved about Jenkins' spring performance at last week's media golf outing.

Heading into the fall: He could double the number of snaps he played a season ago. Jenkins will also start the season as the backup at the Star [nickel back] position.



3. Darius Robinson, So.
2010: Of the three freshmen who played last season, Robinson had the most snaps [73]. He recorded two tackles and an interception.

This spring: Robinson, who was ranked as the No. 27 cornerback in the class of 2010 by Scout.com, had two tackles in the annual Orange & White game.

Heading into the fall: Like Jenkins, Robinson should see a serious increase in playing time. How that playing time increases or decreases after the first game depends on how he performs.


CUTigers.com Top Stories