Flats lines: Looking at Clemson’s depth chart ahead of Tech

August 4, 2016 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson shares a smile with Andy McCollum (foreground), Safeties/Recruiting Coordinator, during the first day of practice at Rose Bowl Field in Georgia Tech campus on Thursday, August 4, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

August 4, 2016 Atlanta – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson shares a smile with Andy McCollum (foreground), Safeties/Recruiting Coordinator, during the first day of practice at Rose Bowl Field in Georgia Tech campus on Thursday, August 4, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Looking at Clemson’s depth chart ahead of Thursday’s game at Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium:

OFFENSE

LT

Mitch Hyatt, 6-5, 295, So.

Tremayne Anchrum, 6-2, 290, Fr.

Hyatt was the first true freshman to start his first game on the line at Clemson since 1980 and the first to do so at tackle at the school since 1944. He made numerous All-American teams.

LG

Taylor Hearn, 6-5, 325, So.

John Simpson, 6-4, 315, Fr.

C

Jay Guillermo, 6-4, 310, Sr.

Justin Falcinelli, 6-4, 315, So.

Guillermo Second-team all-ACC last season.

RG

Tyrone Crowder, 6-2, 340, Jr.

Maverick Morris, 6-4, 305, Jr.

The average weight of Clemson’s offensive line is 300 pounds. Tech’s defensive line averages 265 pounds. Crowder was third-team All-ACC last season.

RT

Jake Fruhmorgen, 6-5, 290 So.

Sean Pollard, 6-5, 315, Fr.

Clemson’s offensive line has allowed just two sacks this season.

TE

Jordan Leggett, 6-5, 260, Sr.

Garrett Williams, 6-3, 245, So.

Interestingly, the tight end is an under-utilized weapon in Clemson’s offense. Leggett and Williams have combined for just two catches.

WR

Mike Williams, 6-3, 225, Jr.

Deon Cain, 6-1, 210, So.

Tech coach Paul Johnson said Williams is as good a receiver to come to Bobby Dodd Stadium in a long time. Williams leads the Tigers with 14 receptions for 242 yards. His longest this season is 34 yards.

QB

Deshaun Watson, 6-3, 215, Jr.

Nick Schuessler, 6-4, 200, Gr.

Watson, a Heisman hopeful, is completing 56.9 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. He is averaging 230.7 yards per game. He has also rushed 23 times for 84 yards. He has thrown a touchdown pass in 19 consecutive games, a school record. He has 56 touchdown passes in his career, ninth among active FBS quarterbacks.

RB

Wayne Gallman, 6-0, 210, Jr.

Adam Choice, 5-9, 210, So.

Gallman has 46 carries for 197 yards and two touchdowns. His long run this season is 20 yards. He had 13 carries for 115 yards with two touchdowns last year against Tech.

WR

Ray-Ray McCloud, 5-10, 180, So.

Trevion Thompson, 6-2, 200, So.

McCloud is the Tigers’ second-leading receiver with 13 catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. His longest reception is 36 yards.

WR

Artavis Scott, 5-10, 190, Jr.

Cornell Powell, 6-0, 200, Fr.

DEFENSE

Clemson had 11 tackles for loss against Tech last year and held the Jackets to 71 rushing yards on 42 attempts.

DE

Christian Wilkins, 6-4, 310, So.

Richard Yeargin, 6-5, 260, So.

DT

Carlos Watkins, 6-3, 305, Sr.

Albert Huggins, 6-3, 305, So.

DT

Dexter Lawrence, 6-5, 340, Fr.

Scott Pagano, 6-3, 295, Jr.

Lawrence is the team’s third-leading tackler with 20, including 3 ½ for loss. I can remember a few years ago, Tech stopped reading the defensive end in the option game and instead started reading the defensive tackle. As well as Lawrence is playing, it wouldn’t be surprising to see that happen again on Thursday.

DE

Clelin Ferrell, 6-5, 265, Fr.

Chris Register, 6-3, 255, So.

Clemson’s defensive line averages 289 pounds. Georgia Tech’s offensive line averages 296 pounds.

SLB

Dorian O’Daniel, 6-1, 215, Jr.

Jalen Williams, 5-10, 215, So.

MLB

Kendall Joseph, 6-0, 230, So.

Tre Lamar, 6-3, 240, Fr.

Joseph leads the Tigers with 27 tackles, including five for loss. He also has four pressures.

WLB

Ben Boulware, 6-0, 235, Sr.

J.D. Davis, 6-2, 225, So.

Clemson has 10 sacks and 24 pressures in three games. Boulware has one pressure and no sacks. He has played in two games.

CB

Marcus Edmond, 6-0, 175, Jr.

Ryan Carter, 5-9, 180, Jr.

SS

Jadar Johnson, 6-0, 210, Sr.

Denzel Johnson, 6-0, 195, Fr.

FS

Van Smith, 5-11, 195, So.

Korrin Wiggins, 6-0, 200, Jr.

Smith is the Tigers’ second-leading tackler with 24.

CB

Cordrea Tankersley, 6-1, 200, Sr.

Mark Fields, 5-10, 180, So.

Tankersley leads the Tigers with four passes broken up.

SPECIALISTS

PK and KO Greg Huegel, 5-11, 195, So.

Heugel has hit 6-of-7 field goals and the average starting position on his kickoffs is the 23 yard line.

P Andy Teasdall, 5-11, 190, Gr.

Teasdall is averging 34.7 yards net on punts.

PR Ray-Ray McCloud, 5-10, 180, So.

McCloud is averaging 25.3 yards per punt with a long of 74. His average is second-best in FBS.

KOR Artavis Scott and C.J. Fuller

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