Spring quotes to note: DL

Spring practice at Clemson won't pick back up until March 26, but there's still plenty to chew on from the first five workouts.

Deshawn Williams will exit the spring and enter the fall as a starter at defensive tackle. (Roy Philpott)
1-Malliciah Goodman
2-Corey Crawford
3-Victor Beasley
4-Roderick Byers
5-Kevin Dodd

1-DeShawn Williams
2-Tavaris Barnes
3-Grady Jarrett
4-Josh Watson
5-Jerome Maybank
6-Tra Thomas

What they're saying…
"I have to take some leadership on. I have to bring the young guys on. I'm the senior, then we have sophomores and freshmen, so it's all about making them into leaders, guiding them along and building them up."
- Goodman

"We just play left and right [end]. We don't switch [sides]. There's only a few times I stand up. Other than that, it's really not the same [as the bandit position]."
- Crawford

"A guy like Malliciah can do a lot of things. He's played a lot and played at a high level. He's very, very athletic for a big, long guy."

"[Williams] is active. He's been tough. He likes to compete. He's a good player. He's got quickness. He's got good strength."
- Brent Venables

"When it's all said and done, that guy there can be a special player. I don't know if [Barnes] be special this year. If he can stay on track, he's got everything you want in a defensive lineman."

"Marion [Hobby] has a lot of work to do with [Dodd], but he's a good football player. He has good instincts, he's physical, has a good body. He's flashed a little bit. He has a chance."
- Dabo Swinney

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