Highest graded seasons by ACC Wide recievers since 2015 (Photo by USAToday Sports)
Pro Football Focus (PFF) came out with their list of highest graded seasons by an ACC wide receiver since 2015, and three of those are current or former Clemson wideouts.
Most Tiger fans will always remember Tee Higgins, PFF’s #4 player on the list, for the fabulous catches he made during his career in Tigertown. He also helped get the Tigers their second and third national titles in 2016 and 2018. Higgins was recently selected 33rd overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in this year’s NFL Draft.
Mike Williams, who came in at number two for his 2016 season, will always be remembered for his return that season from a severe neck injury to help lead the Tigers to their first national title since 1981. Fans will also never forget the 2016 game against the Gamecocks, when he carried defenders on his back, including one all the way into the end zone.
Topping the list is Justyn Ross for his fantastic freshman season in 2018. Even more remarkable is the fact that Ross spent most of that season in a backup role. He is currently rehabbing from a June surgery to correct a congenital condition in his neck. He will miss all of the 2020 season but hopes to return in 2021.
At the end of the day many Clemson fans would probably have a hard time choosing between the three. Although, some may not.
However, all would agree on the fact that they were looking forward to seeing what Ross would do in his junior season as the Tigers primary threat at receiver. What isn’t debatable though is the fact that Clemson has earned the moniker Wide Receiver U.