Tigers in the NFL

DRAFT HISTORY

  • Clemson has had at least four players selected in the NFL draft each of the last six years, the longest streak by an ACC school since 2001.
  • When Sammy Watkins was selected with the #4 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, it tied for the highest selection in Clemson history.
  • Clemson has had 24 first round draft picks, including one in three of the last five years.
  • The Tigers are the first ACC school ever to have a wide receiver taken in the first round in consecutive years. It is the first time any FBS school has pulled off this feat since 2007.
  • Clemson looks to have five wide receivers on NFL rosters in 2014 with Jacoby Ford, DeAndre Hopkins, Jaron Brown, Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant primed for action.
  • This marks the first time Clemson has had a quarterback (Tajh Boyd) and a receiver (Watkins and Bryant) taken in the same draft since 1979.
  • Clemson had 10 players taken in the 1983 NFL draft, an ACC record at the time and most in the nation that year.  All 10 played on Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team.
  • Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team had 18 players drafted by the NFL, including five first rounders. Twenty-two players off that team made NFL rosters, including six who eventually played in the Super Bowl.

Deshaun Watson

QB, Houston Texans
Years at Clemson 2014-16

 

 

Grady Jarrett

DT, Atlanta Falcons
Years at Clemson 2011-14

 

 

 

DeAndre Hopkins

WR, Houston Texans
Years at Clemson 2010-2012

 

Dwayne Allen

TE, New England Patriots
Years at Clemson 2008-11

 

 

Vic Beasley

OLB, Atlanta Falcons
Years at Clemson 2011-14

 

 

 

 

Chandler Catanzaro

PK, New York Jets
Years at Clemson 2009-13

 

 

 

 

Sammy Watkins

WR, Los Angeles Rams
Years at Clemson 2011-13

 

 

 

BJ Goodson

LB, New York Giants
Years at Clemson 2012-15

 

 

CLEMSON PLAYERS ON NFL ROSTERS IN 2017

No Name Team Pos Exp Clemson
20 Mackenzie Alexander Vikings CB 1 2014-15
83 Dwayne Allen Patriots TE 5 2009-11
44 Stephone Anthony Dolphins LB 2 2011-14
77 Isaiah Battle Seahawks OT 1 2012-14
44 Vic Beasley Falcons OLB 2 2011-14
50 Andre Branch Dolphins DE 5 2008-11
26 Bashaud Breeland Redskins CB 3 2011-13
13 Jaron Brown Cardinals WR 4 2009-12
10 Martavis Bryant Steelers WR 2 2011-13
7 Chandler Catanzaro Jets PK 3 2010-13
93 Kevin Dodd Titans OLB 1 2013-15
38 Andre Ellington Texans RB 4 2009-12
30 Wayne Gallman Giants RB R 2014-16
40 Marcus Gilchrist Texans CB 7 2007-10
93 B.J. Goodson Giants LB 1 2012-15
32 T.J. Green Colts S 1 2013-15
75 Chris Hairston Chargers OT 5 2007-10
10 DeAndre Hopkins Texas WR 4 2010-12
11 Adam Humphries Bucs WR 2 2011-14
97 Grady Jarrett Falcons DT 2 2011-14
98 Jarvis Jenkins Chiefs DT 6 2007-10
27 Jayron Kearse Vikings S 1 2013-15
90 Shaq Lawson Bills DE 1 2013-15
86 Jordan Leggett Jets TE R 2013-16
41 Byron Maxwell Seahawks CB 6 2007-10
17 Charone Peake Jets WR 1 2011-15
5 Bradley Pinion 49ers P 2 2012-14
98 D.J. Reader Texans DT 1 2012-15
82 #Artavis Scott Chargers WR R 2014-16
21 Coty Sensabaugh Steelers CB 5 2008-11
69 Tyler Shatley Jaguars OG 3 2010-13
30 Cordrea Tankersley Dolphins DB R 2013-16
60 Brandon Thomas 49ers OG 2 2010-13
91 Carlos Watkins Texans DT R 2012-16
14 Sammy Watkins Rams WR 3 2011-13
4 Deshaun Watson Texans QB R 2014-16
69 #DeShawn Williams Broncos DT 3 2011-14
81 Mike Williams Chargers WR R 2013-16

#Practice Squad

CLEMSON PLAYERS ON CFL ROSTERS IN 2017

No Name Team Pos Clemson
92 Da’Quan Bowers Edmonton DE 2008-10
17 Crezdon Butler Saskatchewan CB 2008-10
42 Kavell Conner Hamilton LB 2006-09
66 Antoine McClain Calgary OT 2008-11