Will Clemson Return to Championship Form
Clemson had an amazing year and they'll remain as a strong Championship contender for next year. But don't underestimate their player losses due to graduation or Jrs leaving early. By my count, they're losing four defensive line starters, three of which are projected as 1st rounders. You just can't easily replace that kind of talent.
I'm sure they have very good players set to take over, based on how they've recruited the last few years. But gone are the days when they could cherry pick who they want. 2018: 17 commits with five 5-stars. 2019: 27 commits with only two five-stars. Eleven 4-stars and fourteen 3-stars. That's good for sixth place. A strong class no doubt, but certainly not loaded with the elite talent they're use to.
Also they're losing two additional starters on defense. A Jr LB and a Jr. CB.