What's in store for the encore?

Vic Beasley broke out in a big way last season, emerging as the best pass rusher on the Clemson defense. Can he build off of last year's success?

CUTigers continues the list of the 25 players we think will have the most productive seasons in 2013.

No. 3

DE Victor Beasley, Redshirt Junior
It took some time for Beasley to find a position at Clemson. He was recruited by Billy Napier to play tight end. At one point, Beasley played strong-side linebacker before moving to defensive end.

The Resume

Last season, Beasley had 18 tackles, and a team-high eight sacks, which was fourth-most in the ACC. He was the only freshman or sophomore in the top 10. In addition, Beasley had eight quarterback pressures, two pass breakups and one forced fumble in 288 snaps over 13 games.

Beasley played just 16 snaps and recorded two tackles during his redshirt freshman season in 2011. In the nine games that he appeared in, all were Clemson wins.

Moving Forward

The biggest challenge for Beasley as he entered the summer of 2013 was to gain weight and keep it on. Listed at 225 after spring practice, the Clemson coaches would like for Beasley to be a little bit heavier so he can work as an every down end this fall.

According to the post-spring depth chart, Beasley will work opposite of Corey Crawford or Tavaris Barnes in the starting 11. Beasley will play the right-side position. Kevin Dodd and Martin Aiken were listed after Beasley on the depth chart.

4. Brandon Thomas
5. Spencer Shuey
6. Travis Blanks
7. Martavis Bryant
8. Stephone Anthony
9. Adam Humphries
10. Rod McDowell
11. Chandler Catanzaro
12. D.J. Reader
13. Grady Jarrett
14. Josh Watson
15. Tyler Shatley
16. Charone Peake
17. Bashaud Breeland
18. Ryan Norton
19. Corey Crawford
20. Mackensie Alexander
21. Robert Smith
22. Jordan Leggett
23. Quandon Christian
24. David Beasley
25. Tyshon Dye

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