8. FS Rashard Hall, RS Jr.
Coming out of the spring, Hall's power index of 6.8 was tied for fourth-best on the team. His 36-inch vertical jump was seventh.
THE RESUME: As a senior at Saint Augustine High School in Florida, Hall was named the No. 60 safety in the country by Scout.com.
After taking a redshirt in 2008, Hall had a breakout season in 2009. A first-team Freshman All-American by Scout.com, he recorded 63 tackles and six interceptions. Only two other freshmen in school history have had more interceptions.
Hall started in 12 of the 13 games he played in last season. In 621 snaps he had 65 tackles and two interceptions, one of which was returned 52 yards for a touchdown (against Boston College).
MOVING FORWARD: With 120 more snaps to his name in 2010, Hall only had two more tackles than he did a year earlier. His interception total dropped, too. Still, he is one of the more cerebral players on the Clemson defense, and will play an important leadership role with several departures from the secondary, most notably that of DeAndre McDaniel and Marcus Gilchrist.
His playmaking skills will be under the spotlight this fall as well. Simply put, Hall has to produce if Clemson's defense is to be as good as it was a year ago.
No. 8: Rashard Hall
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