CUTigers' 25 for '13: No. 24

Left guard was a big question-mark for the Clemson offensive line before the start of the 2012 season. David Beasley answered it quite well.

Over the next several weeks, CUTigers will roll out a list of the 25 players we think will have the most productive seasons in 2013.

Up next on the list is Beasley, who started all 12 games he appeared in last season.

No. 24

LG David Beasley, Redshirt Junior
It took some time for Beasley to decide he was ready to make a name for himself at Clemson. After just over a year on campus, he decided to buckle down and get to business.

The Resume

Beasley entered the 2012 preseason camp as a candidate for the starting left guard job. Competing with Kalon Davis, Beasley won the spot and didn't look back at any point during the season.

Last year, Beasley played 764 snaps over 12 games. It was quite a jump from his workload in 2011.

As a redshirt freshman, Beasley played 30 snaps over five games. He graded out at 100 percent over nine snaps against N.C. State. Beasley had an 86 percent grade with one knockdown in seven snaps in the ACC Championship game.

Moving Forward

It appears that the competition with Davis is back on, at least for the summer. When Dabo Swinney released the post-spring depth chart earlier this year, Beasley and Davis were listed as co-starters.

It's possible that was put into place to keep Beasley motivated over the summer. Based on last year's playing time, there was no question as to whom the Clemson staff felt better about at left guard.

Of the 166 snaps logged by Davis last season, 52 were in the Ball State game, which Beasley sat out because of an MCL sprain.

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