Tigers in the NFL

DRAFT HISTORY

  • Clemson has had 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 six years.
  • The Tigers are the first ACC school ever to have a WR 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 WRs 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 and a receiver 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
12th Overall Pick
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, Bucs
Years at Clemson 2009-13

 

 

 

 

Sammy Watkins

WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Years at Clemson 2011-13

 

 

 

BJ Goodson

LB, New York Giants
Years at Clemson 2012-15

 

 

CLEMSON PLAYERS ON NFL ROSTERS IN 2018

NO Name Team Pos Exp Clemson
20 Mackensie Alexander Minnesota Vikings CB 3 2013-15
83 Dwayne Allen New England Patriots TE 7 2009-11
44 Stephone Anthony Miami Dolphins LB 4 2011-14
44 Vic Beasley Jr. Atlanta Falcons LB 4 2011-14
50 Andre Branch Miami Dolphins DE 7 2008-11
26 Bashaud Breeland Green Bay Packers CB 5 2011-13
18 Jaron Brown Seattle Seahawks WR 6 2009-12
12 Martavis Bryant Oakland Raiders WR 4 2011-13
8 Deon Cain Indianapolis Colts WR Rookie 2015-17
7 Chandler Catanzaro Tampa Bay Buccaneers K 5 2010-13
22 Wayne Gallman New York Giants RB 2 2014-16
31 Marcus Gilchrist Oakland Raiders S 8 2007-10
93 B.J. Goodson New York Giants LB 3 2012-15
10 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans WR 6 2010-12
10 Adam Humphries Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR 4 2011-14
97 Grady Jarrett Atlanta Falcons DT 4 2011-14
94 Jarvis Jenkins Kansas City Chiefs DT 8 2007-10
27 Jayron Kearse Minnesota Vikings S 3 2013-15

 

CLEMSON PLAYERS ON NFL ROSTERS IN 2018

NO Name Team Pos Exp Clemson
90 Shaq Lawson Buffalo Bills DE 3 2013-15
86 Jordan Leggett New York Jets TE 2 2013-16
41 Byron Maxwell Seattle Seahawks CB 8 2007-10
14 Ray-Ray McCloud III Buffalo Bills WR Rookie 2015-17
44 Dorian O’Daniel Kansas City Chiefs LB Rookie 2013-17
17 Charone Peake New York Jets WR 3 2011-15
5 Bradley Pinion San Francisco 49ers P 5 2012-14
98 D.J. Reader Houston Texans DT 3 2012-15
10 Artavis Scott Los Angeles Chargers WR 2 2014-16
24 Coty Sensabaugh Pittsburgh Steelers CB 7 2008-11
69 Tyler Shatley Jacksonville Jaguars OG 4 2010-13
23 Cordrea Tankersley Miami Dolphins CB 2 2013-16
91 Carlos Watkins Houston Texans DE 2 2012-16
14 Sammy Watkins Kansas City Chiefs WR 5 2011-13
4 Deshaun Watson Houston Texans QB 2 2014-16
81 Mike Williams Los Angeles Chargers WR 2 2013-16

CLEMSON PLAYERS ON CFL ROSTERS IN 2018

NO Name Team Pos Clemson
5 Crezdon Butler Saskatchewan DB 2008-10
4 Garry Peters BC DB 2011-14
42 Kavell Conner Hamilton LB 2006-09
66 Antoine McClain Calgary OT 2008-11