Tommy Bowden and the Clemson Tigers enter the 2005 season with plenty of questions. The same can be said for the program's top NFL prospects. Several players on the team could make the move into the drafts first day or fall into the late rounds based on results from the upcoming campaign.
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Physically gifted, Charlie Whitehurst is a quarterback who beats opponents in a variety of ways.Tough to stop when on his game, Whitehurst throws darts yet
was besieged last year with inconsistency and outright bad decision making.Whitehurst has all the tools NFL teams look for in a passer yet he must
show major improvement in his play to be a top 75 selection.After spending time at defensive end Bobby Williamson moves back
to his natural position.A nice
sized athlete who does an adequate job as a blocker or pass catcher, Williamson
presents himself as a potential number two tight end in the NFL.
end Charles Bennett is a player who gets a lot of pressure up the field,
disrupting the action.Keeping his
pads low to the ground, Bennett immediately alters his angle of attack, making
plays laterally.Bennett is handled
at the point of attack by opponents and has size limitations.He could end up standing over tight end at the next level in a 34
defense.Cornerback Tye Hill
had an excellent season last year playing opposite Justin Miller, the New York Jets second round pick.Effective
in man coverage, Hill has a quick burst of closing speed and effectively
positions himself to defend the throw.Staying
with assignments he displays potential in zone coverage and consistently has
quarterbacks throwing away from him.Don't
be surprised if Hill is selected earlier in April's draft then Miller was four
months ago.Senior safety Jamaal Fudge is a solid run defending defensive back best in a straight line.Struggling in man-to-man coverage, he has potential in a two
deep zone system.