Looking ahead: Clemson has several talented underclassmen that could leave early for 2016 NFL draft
Clemson lost a lot of talent in the 2015 NFL draft, and may face the same dilemma this time next year. A recent ESPN article highlighted a couple of Tigers underclassmen that could leave early for the draft depending on how this season plays out.
Cornerback Mackensie Alexander, Safety Jayron Kearse, Defensive end Shaq Lawson, Receiver Mike Williams and Running back Wayne Gallman were each mentioned as potential 2016 draftees.
Alexander showed promise last year and is poised for a breakout season. At 6-4, Kearse has good size and speed and can be a force in the secondary.
Lawson stands at 6-3, 275 pounds and played well backing up former Clemson star Vic Beasley. Williams is a 6-4, 210-pound weapon who grabbed 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six scores, while Gallman averaged 4.8 yards per carry for a total of 769 yards and four touchdowns.