ESPN’s latest mock draft has three former Clemson Tigers being selected.
Cornerback Andrew Booth Jr is projected to be taken in the first round by the Bills, with pick No. 25.
“Even though Booth missed the combine after straining his quad and recently had surgery for a sports hernia, his traits, intensity as a run defender and ball skills are too good to pass up. Those are all attributes that general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott will love about him.”
After that, Clemson doesn’t see another player drafted until the fourth round, with wideout Justyn Ross going to the Jaguars. That would reunite Ross with former teammates Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne.
“The 6-foot-4 former Clemson star knows quarterback Trevor Lawrence well and could be a high-upside outside target. The problem is durability, as Ross had surgery on his foot and for a congenital fusion in his spine over the past two years. He had 46 catches for 514 yards and three scores last season.”
The third and final pick, is defensive back Mario Goodrich, who is also projected to go in the fourth round to the Raiders.
Clemson and Notre Dame have released depth charts ahead of this weekend’s matchup at Death Valley.
For the second time this season, Clemson will be an underdog at home.
Despite Clemson’s astonishing loss to Miami, the Tigers will head to Raleigh next week favored over NC State.