Football season is officially underway for the Tigers as they prepare for what many hope will be one of the best seasons ever at Clemson. As the season progresses some players will make a move and demand more playing time based on their performance on the field. Others will take a step back.
In this new TCI feature each Sunday we will look at the players moving up and those that are moving down. Which players are elevating their game and their position on the depth chart?
Martavis Bryant – Junior Martavis Bryant had a great offseason and has elevated his game to a new level. Bryant has made enough progress for the staff to move him to the boundary position as the starter.
Robert Smith – No player on the team has worked harder or been more focused in the offseason than safety Robert Smith. Smith has earned a starting position opposite Travis Blanks.
Mike Williams – Mike Williams has made a statement with his play the first two days of practice. Coach Morris said Saturday that Williams has made several catches the first two days that reminds him of No. 6. He injured his groin on Saturday so we will need to see if that impacts his progress during camp.
Grady Jarrett – Grady Jarrett was the most consistent defensive tackle this spring according to coach Brooks. Jarrett is a chiseled 300 pounds going into camp.
Spencer Region – Spencer is having to sit out the first two weeks of camp as he recovers from injury. This is a key season for Region as he looks to move up the depth chart but missing two weeks of camp certainly won’t help.
Tajh Boyd – Coach Morris said Saturday that Tajh has not been at his best the two practices. He said Tajh got better from day one to day two. Morris also said that the bar is raised significantly for Tajh as a third year starter so expectations are very high. His comments could be seen at motivation for the Heisman candidate.