No. 6: Malliciah Goodman

For two years, Malliciah Goodman has patiently waited his turn to start at defensive end. This fall, he'll get that chance.

6. DE Malliciah Goodman, Jr.
Goodman exited spring practice second on the team in the power clean (370) and tied for third in hang clean (345).

THE RESUME: As a senior at West Florence High School in 2009, Goodman was ranked by as the No. 11 defensive end in the country.

As a freshman at Clemson, he recorded 31 tackles, five tackles for loss and two sacks in 329 snaps. He also played in all 14 games that season.

A year later, Goodman's snap total increased to 343, despite playing in one less game. He was in on 32 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack. He also caused three fumbles.

Goodman won the starting defensive end job earlier this spring.

MOVING FORWARD: Defensive ends coach Marion Hobby said last month that Goodman wasn't a lock to be the starter when the season opens against Troy on Sept. 3.

Has to be coach-speak, right?


Goodman could be looking at a turn the corner-type of season in 2011. Maybe not to the level of Da'Quan Bowers in 2010, but somewhere in that ballpark. Here's to believing Hobby and the rest of the Tiger coaching staff would take that. Top Stories