Clemson had had plenty of talented wide receivers pass through over the last decade, and the Tigers will need to reload on the perimeter in 2018.
Deon Cain, Hunter Renfrow and Rar-Ray McCloud are all gone, so new Clemson receivers will need to step up. So who’s impressed during the spring?
ESPN.com took a look at its top 25 teams and highlighted the most important position battle for each. Here’s what Andrea Adelson said about Clemson:
Ray-Ray McCloud and Deon Cain are off to the NFL, leaving plenty of opportunities for young players to step up and start at receiver. Tee Higgins had one of the most impressive springs in that group, and emerged as the potential deep threat the Tigers sorely lacked in their offense last season. Higgins played as a true freshman and his potential was apparent. After a big spring, he becomes a player to watch.
Keep an eye on Higgins going into 2018. If the buzz proves to be legitimate, he could become the next great Tigers wide receiver.