2021 NFL Draft: Clemson Still ‘Wide Receiver U’

Other schools may lay claim to the ‘Wide Receiver U’ moniker over the past few seasons, but it’s Clemson that has the goods to back it up at the moment.

Amari Rodgers selection by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night just cemented the Tigers legacy regarding putting wide receivers into the league.

  • Became the 11th wide receiver in Dabo Swinney’s head coaching tenure to be drafted into the NFL.
  • Became the 15th Clemson wide receiver under Swinney’s guidance to be drafted including Swinney’s stint as wide receivers coach from 2003-08.
  • Represented Clemson’s 10th draft pick at wide receiver since 2013. Clemson’s nine previous selections at wide receiver across the 2013-20 NFL Drafts were tied for the most in the country in that span.
  • Extended Clemson’s school-record number of consecutive drafts with a wide receiver selected to six, currently the nation’s longest active streak.
  • Gave Clemson at least one receiver selected in eight of the last nine NFL Drafts, dating to DeAndre Hopkins’ selection in 2013.

With the rest of the draft set for Saturday afternoon, and Cornell Powell still one the board, the Tigers will only add to these impressive numbers.

One thought on “2021 NFL Draft: Clemson Still ‘Wide Receiver U’

Leave a Reply