Tall boys

Sure, any piece listing Ole Miss’ backfield as the top offensive group position in the SEC deserves to be taken with a grain of salt, but I’m linking to it because of this:

Clemson wide receivers

The projected starters: Frank Ladson Jr., Joseph Ngata and Justyn Ross

The buzz on this unit: Ross (6 feet 4, 205 pounds) missed last season with a spinal issue that required surgery, but he recently was cleared to play. Early plans seem to be to use him in the slot, and that should terrify opposing coordinators (and linebackers and safeties, too). Ross had 66 receptions for 865 yards and eight TDs in 2019, and should be the go-to guy this season; he has first-team All-American talent. Ladson and Ngata haven’t quite met expectations, but both have big-time potential (and excellent size: Ladson is 6-3 and 205, and Ngata is 6-3 and 220). They combined for 25 receptions last season as reserves, but have the talent to serve as more-than-able complements to Ross. E.J. Williams provides excellent depth, and sophomore Ajou Ajou (it’s pronounced “uh-JOE uh-JOE”) has a ton of upside. (Ross and Williams attended the same high school: Central High in Phenix City, Ala., which is about 35 miles from Auburn’s campus.) And true freshman Beaux Collins and Dacari Collins (no relation) have received a ton of praise from Clemson coaches. This unit has big-time size, speed and strength. TEs Braden Galloway and Davis Allen are weapons, too.

The size of this unit was noticeable at Clemson’s spring game.  Makes you wonder how good Uiagalelei is throwing the 50/50 ball.  We’ll find out in a few weeks.



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6 responses to “Tall boys

  1. uga97

    ACC’s top position group? Comprised of a wr who hasnt played live ball in almost 2 years & is under scary spinal watch, +plus 2 wrs that “….haven’t quite met expectations, but both have big-time potential….” who each avg 1 catch/game. Good luck.


  2. beatarmy92

    Makes me think that Speed and Ringo should have a leg up on the others with their size and length.

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  3. Ran A

    Both teams held their first scrimmage yesterday and both defenses dominated with QB’S struggling a little. I know – I know, defense always dominates the early scrimmages – still, it is interesting that both D-Lines just wore out the opposing O-Line.


  4. archiecreek

    Special teams, turnovers, and penalties will determine the outcome…
    Not a 6’4″ receiver.

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  5. hamdawg11

    These young men should be concerned about Mr Cine every time they go to catch a football.