SPRING GAME: 5 Players to watch

CLEMSON - If you are heading to the Orange & White game Saturday, here are five players to keep an eye on.

PK Spencer Benton
Despite suffering a broken collarbone last month in a skiing accident over spring break, redshirt freshman Spencer Benton has been as consistent as any Clemson kicker in recent memory. With his first opportunity to kick in front of a large crowd- how will he perform. Benton's distance has never been a problem, but his consistency must continue if he's going to hold of Richard Jackson this fall.

QB Kyle Parker
The solution to Clemson's quarterback delimma won't be solved tomorrow as Willy Korn and Parker will continue to battle it out from now until the beginning of the 2009 season. At the same time, Parker is worth watching because of his super-human arm strength. For the first time in his young career, Clemson fans will get a first-hand account of that Saturday afternoon inside of Death Valley. And if that wasn't enough, you can also catch him at Doug Kingsmore against Miami as well.

WR Jaron Brown
Once recruited as a safety, Brown has demonstrated time and time again this spring he's ready to make his mark as a wide receiver. Rangy and athletic, Brown can make the difficult catch look easy but his consistency and route running much improve for him to become a true impact player this fall. A good showing Saturday would certainly be a step in that direction.

RB Andre Ellington
While comparisons to C.J. Spiller are undoubtedly premature, Ellington has a quick burst that is reminiscent of Clemson's 2009 Heisman Trophy candidate. Ellington can best be described a jitterbug in the backfield who uses a slide step move that deserves a patent to elude defenders. Simply put, he's just fun to watch. How he'll see the field this fall playing Spiller and Jamie Harper is anybody's guess, but it will be awfully hard to keep him on the bench after an impressive showing this spring.

S Sadat Chambers
It's not the sexiest position to talk about, but Clemson needs to find a starting free safety with good cover skills before September rolls around. Chambers has a chance to claim that spot with a strong showing in preseason camp, but an up-and-down spring has left more questions than answers up to this point of spring ball. What can he do Saturday to increase his chances of seeing the field in 2009? It would start with Chambers showing the ability to deliver fundamentally sound tackles while also showing the ability to move well in the open field.

BONUS PICKS - Long snapper Nick Skinner - remember he is stepping in on a full time basis as Clemson's starting long snapper, WR Brandon Ford - has shown promise in the last 10 days with acrobatic catches and good hands, and CB Marcus Gilchrist - who could be Clemson's best solution at free safety by the time the season opener kicks off in early September.

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