A pair of offense linemen
will get consideration in the late rounds as will Clemson's top receiver.
Dustin Fry is a hard working center and a nasty blocker on the
pivot. Explosive, Fry does a great
job quarterbacking the line but does not possess great upside potential. Right tackle Marion Dukes is another solid short area
blocker likely to be pushed inside to guard at the next level.
Senior Chansi Stuckey shows game breaking speed as a receiver or
returning punts. Effective running after the reception, he has a quick burst
and stretches defenses deep. Stuckey
is not physical has a tendency to finish plays running out of bounds and also
drops a lot of easy receptions. Running
back Reggie Merriweather will see his number of carries shrink
significantly this season due to sophomore sensation James Davis.
A quick ball carrier with the footwork necessary to bounce around piles,
Meriweather will receive free agent consideration next April.
Tight end Thomas Hunter is a solid pass catcher who makes the
difficult reception between defenders. A
marginal blocker, he projects to an H-back position in the NFL.
Defensive end Gaines Adams is one of the most disruptive pass rushers in the nation and a prospect who will get consideration in the top half of round one next year. A terrific athlete who plays with great balance, body control and speed, Adams makes plays in any direction on the field. Forceful, opposing tackles have difficulty adjusting to his speed. Occasionally stood up over tackle, Adams lacks top playing strength and may get consideration at outside linebacker in a 34 defense. Linebacker Anthony Waters is another athletic defender who plays with a good degree of explosion from sideline to sideline. Effectively picking up cover assignments, Waters has the size to get late round consideration if not earlier based on the upcoming season. A former running back, Duane Coleman took over the duties at cornerback late last season and must be watched. C. J. Gaddis is another prospect in the secondary and a junior who offers terrific upside.
Clemson Prospect List