No. 22TE Jordan Leggett, Freshman
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end exited spring practice as the No. 2 tight end on the depth chart. Nicknamed "Silk" by his teammates because he's so "smooth," Leggett has a significant chance for early playing time this fall.
The ResumeLeggett is the second freshman to make our list and there will only be one more after him. Though we acknowledge that there isn't much of a resume for a freshman to stand on, Leggett did draw plenty of praise from the Clemson coaches this spring.
That's almost enough to warrant consideration from us.
In high school, Leggett was a three-star prospect out of Navarre High School in Florida. As a senior, he caught over 50 passes for over 850 yards.
During his junior season, Leggett caught 45 passes for 608 yards and three scores.
In Clemson's Orange and White game this spring, he caught seven passes for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Moving ForwardThis space would have been reserved for Sam Cooper had he not torn his ACL during the spring game. In fact, he would have been closer to the top 15, if not in it.
We'd be remiss to not mention Stanton Seckinger, the redshirt sophomore who's listed ahead of Leggett on the depth chart. If there were a few more pounds on his 210-pound frame, Seckinger might have found his name on this list.
Nonetheless, we expect 2013 to be another productive season for both Leggett and Seckinger. That's become the norm around Tigertown since Swinney took over as head coach, production from the tight ends.
23. Quandon Christian
24. David Beasley
25. Tyshon Dye