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Who is the ONE guy in the 2013 class that you've gotta see become a Tiger?
I'll say Clemson needs CB MacKensie Alexander. Confident, prototypical FL corner, fast enough to defend the spread. Been a while since Clemson has had a real star in the secondary.
Yep. My choice as well.
Thats a tough one...im torn between lawson and alexander
I'm torn between Alexander and Adams.
While I know how great adams is...we atleast have dj reader, pagano and watkins as young DTs. Weve got nobody as good as lawson at DE
That would certainly be my reason for picking Alexander. Already has that swag, and is a shutdown corner.
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It's def Alexander.
Yeah, the longer I ponder it the more I lean towards alexander
While what you say is true, Adams is a once in a decade type DT imho. Kids with his skills and size just don't come to Clemson.
I'd love to have Lawson, but I'm with acwill here. Adams and Alexander are 1 and 1a.
Adams is the clear #1 target IMO.... and for me its not even close
Alexander and Baker would be tied at #2 followed by Lawson at #3
Championships are won on the lines of scrimmage not the secondary. In my opinion Adams would be a bigger pickup as far as impact goes.
A good defensive tackle can impact the game more than a cornerback. He's literally involved on every play.
Also, strength along the defensive line will make average defensive backs play better. I'd love to get Alexander but i'll take a better defensive lineman any day over a cornerback.
Im with Alexander, Clemson can win with that talent they have returning on the defensive line.
Watson, Jarrett, REader and Watkins are going to be animals.
And none of them are close to Adams's level.
Think about that for a minute.
You're missing the point.... Adams is a once every 5-7 years type of talent and the arguement can be made that he has more raw talent than Jarrett and Watson have right now... Now imagine him with Dan Brooks teaching him how to use those talents the right way for this level....
I'd also add a guy like Adams not only makes the secondary look better, he will command double teams, giving the LB's room to roam and the defensive ends more single block match ups. I may be biased but I feel like defensive tackles are the most valuable commodity on a team after a QB. They can alter so much up front and really allow the guys behind them more freedom if they are commanding double teams and being disruptive.
Well, I guess we can run with Robison and Breeland in the secondary for another year.....
Reader has looked pretty good to me, especially in a matchup vs LSU, who dominates at the line of scrimmage.
Honestly, Id love to have them both...
But you have to be honest with yourself, Clemson has talent on the def line
clemson has little to no talent in the secondary....
Have you forgotten about Martin Jenkins? He'll be back next year. Robinson will provide depth, but he won't start, unless he improves greatly over the next few months. The main rotation will be Jenkins, Breeland, and Peters.
I also LOVE our future at S. Blanks is an animal...Robert Smith is an underrated player. I think Geohagan coming off a redshirt and Kearse coming in also have a chance to contribute right away.
I'm not saying Alexander shouldn't be your choice, I'm just saying your post is a little off.
Honestly man, Im talking bout corners who can lock people down....
Not these patsys Clemson has in the secondary....
In todays game, you need some athletes who can get up on receivers and jam and throw off timing for the offense, and Clemson has none of those.
and yes, Blanks is a monster and Breeland is very serviceable. Jenkins is a maybe, Peters is garbage and wouldnt play in most teams secondary in the country.
Kearse looks good on film.
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