Three members of Clemson’s 2023 defense have been projected as first round picks by Pro Football Network.
The publication has LB Barrett Carter going No. 8 overall to Washington. Carter will be a junior this season, meaning he would have to leave early.
With an explosiveness to his game, Barrett Carter announced himself to the college football world last season. The Clemson linebacker is a true do-it-all ‘backer, readymade for today’s NFL. Carter is big and fast and runs the alley incredibly well while possessing elite coverage abilities.
Next, they have another junior, S Andrew Mukuba, going No. 20 to the New York Giants.
The New York Giants make the sensible pick, tightening up their coverage unit with the selection of Andrew Mukuba. The Clemson safety has terrific range and can arguably play either free or strong safety for the Giants. With versatility, Mukuba has the flexibility to land in any number of roles throughout his journey as a professional.
And finally, they have DT Ruke Orhorhoro going to Kansas City with the final pick of the first round at No. 32.
Ruke Orhorhoro is still an ascending player. Relatively new to the game of football, Orhorhoro has a frame to mold and a motor that won’t quit. He’ll dominate smaller interior linemen with his strength and has proven to be quicker than fast, and that’s proven nearly unstoppable against slower passing attacks.
Clemson and Florida State have released depth charts ahead of this weekend’s matchup at Death Valley.
Clemson vs Florida Atlantic: Depth Charts
The ninth-ranked Tigers will travel to Duke to face off with the Blue Devils. Kickoff is set for 8 pm and the game will be televised by ESPN.