The Clemson Tigers will win the 2017 National Championship. There it is. Now I could sit here and write a one sentence season preview and there wouldn't be anything wrong with that, no one would say anything in opposition because everyone knows it. But I wanna go through my usual preview talk for you, the people.
Now, obviously last season ended in heartbreak as we lost the Natty to Alabama and it ruined our undefeated season. And for a while I wish it had ruined my ability to breathe as well. But, with the best player in the country coming back you can't stay depressed for too long. There will be 7 other returning starters on offense to assist Deshaun as well. The defense will need revamping again but nothing Brent Venables can't handle. The schedule is pretty favorable for the Tigers this year except for having to play FSU in Tallahassee. No other game really scares me though. Now let's get to some Tigers players to look out for this year.
DESHAUN WATSON, QB
There's really not much to say about the 2015 Heisman finalist. He's got the arm, the legs, the poise, the clutch gene, the big dick, the swag, everything. Obviously you can always improve on things, which makes him even scarier to opponents, but nothing phases this kid and he's got all the talent in the world. He can take the Tigers back to the National Championship.
WAYNE GALLMAN, RB
The Wayne Train set the school record for rushing yards in a season last year, and he's poised to have just as good a year in 2016. He might not get as many carries as he did last season because Clemson does have other solid backs behind him but Gallman is still the clear #1 back and will be a serious weapon for the Tigers again this season. Love the way this dude runs.
MIKE WILLIAMS, WR
Clemson missed Williams last season as he suffered a serious neck injury in the first quarter catching a touchdown pass in the first game of the season. The Tigers obviously still had a great season, but having a tall downfield threat with the athletic ability of Williams would have been nice to have. Dabo says Williams is looking better than ever so it will be awesome to have him back. He'll be the next Clemson wide receiver to be picked in the first round. Absolute stud.
JORDAN LEGGETT, TE
ARTAVIS SCOTT, WR
HUNTER RENFROW, WR
CORDREA TANKERSLEY, CB
Tankersley led the Tigers in interceptions last season and is ready to have a breakout campaign as a shutdown corner. The secondary lost three starters to the draft so if Tank doesn't perform, they could be in trouble early on with all the other inexperienced guys in the back four. I'm expecting him to have another great year though, so hopefully we don't have to worry about that.
CARLOS WATKINS, DT
One of the few mainstays on defense for Clemson is the big man Carlos Watkins up front on the D line. He probably could have left early and been a pretty solid draft pick but he's back to clog up the middle and try to lead a young defense to great success once again.
BEN BOULWARE, LB
Ben Boulware is the energy and soul of the Clemson defense on the field. Dude is a straight up baller. He can sack the QB on one play and then intercept him on the next. A true balls to the wall style player, I'm excited to see him go all out for one more season as he wraps up a great career at Clemson.
CHRISTIAN WILKINS, DT/DE
Like I said, not really scared about anyone but Florida State on the road. Louisville is at home and Auburn sucks. So does everyone else.
12-0 Regular Season
ACC Champions over Miami
15-0 NATTY CHAMPS