Clemson Football: Predicting where top prospects land in 2021 NFL Draft

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Football. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
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Dabo Swinney has turned Clemson football into one of the premier programs in the country and the Tigers are constantly putting some of the top players into the NFL draft. The 2021 draft class is no different as Clemson will boast some of the top prospects at multiple positions.

Leading the way is Trevor Lawrence who a lot of people think is one of the best quarterback prospects of all time and certainly the best since Andrew Luck in 2012. He has been on the national scene since he was the top recruit coming out of high school and he not only met the lofty expectations that were put on him at Clemson, but he exceeded them and that is a feat unto itself.

Aside from Lawrence, the Tigers might also boast the best running back in the draft this season with Travis Etienne. As the ACC’s all-time leading rusher, he was one of the most explosive players in Clemson history and will look to bring that same playmaking ability to the highest level.

Some of Clemson’s under-the-radar prospects have a chance to have a huge impact as well. A guy that has seen his draft stock rise ever since a good week at the Senior Bowl is wide receiver Amari Rodgers. He was the top option for Lawrence last season and projects as a useful slot receiver and has a chance to be one of the top steals in the draft.

Offensive tackle Jackson Carman has been one of the most reliable starters on Clemson’s line and should be able to push for playing time in the NFL.

Clemson has some of the most high-profile players in this year’s draft and here is where I think these guys will land.