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Clemson Tigers Show Off BCS Orange Bowl Rings

The Clemson Tigers showed off their beautiful BCS Orange Bowl rings on Thursday. The Tigers won a thrilling game in Miami over the Ohio State Buckeyes, 40-35, to cap off an impressive 11-2 season.
Via Gamedayr
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels will leave school and enter NBA Draft

Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. A formal announcment could come within the next 24 hours. McDaniels has gone from a borderline top-150 player in the Class of 2011 to a legitimate NBA prospect in a span of three years, and he averaged 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds this season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels To Enter NBA Draft

Yahoo Sports is reporting that Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels will enter the 2014 NBA Draft. McDaniels averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.2 assists last season, along with winning the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award as well. McDaniels is currently the 20th rated prospect according to DraftExpress.com.
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Clemson's K.J. McDaniels plans to enter NBA draft

Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels plans to announce this week that he is entering the 2014 NBA draft, a source told Yahoo Sports. McDaniels averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.2 assists last season. The 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year was the only player in NCAA Division I to lead his team in points, rebounds, blocks, steals and 3-pointers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson's Boyd preps for scheme, leadership challenges at NFL level

At one point during the NFL Draft build-up that has consumed Tajh Boyd's public life since leaving Miami Gardens, Fla., the site of the Clemson Tigers' Orange Bowl victory over Ohio State in January, he stood at a standard dry-erase board and asked for advice. He felt he needed a better understanding of NFL coverages. His quarterbacks coach, Ken Mastrole, a former college...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins Visiting With The Bills Wednesday

  Ian Rapoport reports that Clemson WR Sammy Watkins is meeting with the Bills in Buffalo on Wednesday. Watkins has previously met with the Rams, Lions and Jaguars. The Bills currently hold the No. 9 overall pick, which means they would almost certainly have to trade up to secure Watkins. Interestingly enough, Watkins grew up a Bills fan, so I’m sure he wouldn’t mind playing...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills To Trade Up, Target Clemson WR Sammy Watkins?

  Todd McShay of ESPN.com (insider only) stated in his most recent mock draft that he’s heard “from three league sources…that the Bills are trying to trade up.” McShay added that if the Bills trade up they are likely targeting DE Jadeveon Clowney, OT Greg Robinson or WR Sammy Watkins. Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 radio suggests that Clemson WR Sammy Watkins is an interesting...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

JUCO ranks next up for booted Clemson QB

A couple of weeks after being unceremoniously and summarily dismissed by Clemson, Chad Kelly will drop to a much lower level of football in attempt to restart his collegiate playing career. East Mississippi Community College announced this past weekend that Kelly, the nephew of former Miami Hurricanes and NFL great Jim Kelly, has signed a national letter of intent with the JUCO...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Lions trade up for Clemson's Sammy Watkins?

The worst-kept secret when it comes to NFL Draft rumors is that the Detroit Lions are trying to trade up to get Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins. Who knows how much truth there is to it considering all the lies and smokescreens that get tossed around as the draft approaches. Watkins, however, apparently believes some team is going to make the move up to get him. "I truly think...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson adds 5th year quarterback to roster

With the loss of Chad Kelly, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and quarterbacks coach Chad Morris were in the market for more help at quarterback for this season. They have found their man in former Irmo quarterback David Olson (6-3 220) who just graduated from Stanford where he was a reserve for the Cardinal. Olson visited Clemson Wednesday with his parents and accepted the offer from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Tajh Boyd Rented A Ridiculous Limousine For His Autograph Signing Events

It’s common for former college football players to hold autograph signing sessions between the end of the season and the NFL Draft. But it’s not common for them to show up in a gigantic limousine with monster truck tires and ridiculous hydraulics. That’s what former Clemson star quarterback Tajh Boyd did this afternoon, according to Gene Sapakoff of the Charleston Post &...
Via College Spun
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Adidas Signs Clemson’s Sammy Watkins, Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde

Two players that sported Nike gear during their collegiate days will be sponsored by the company’s rival in the NFL. ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting that former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde have been signed by shoe and apparel brand Adidas.  adidas has signed NFL prospects Sammy Watkins & Carlos Hyde. — darren rovell...
Via College Spun
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

File Profile: Sammy Watkins

Name: Sammy Watkins Height: 6ft 1in. Weight 211lbs. College: Clemson Position: Wide Receiver Career Stats: 240 Receptions (101 in 2013), 27 TD Receptions (had 12 in two of his three seasons at Clemson) 3,391 Receiving Yards 2014 NFL Combine Results: 4.43 40   Bench Reps (225lbs.) 16 reps   Vertical Jump 34.0 inches   Watkins has great breakaway speed and has no trouble catching...
Via KC Sports Ninja
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions “Very Serious” About Trading Up For WR Sammy Watkins?

  After speaking with Clemson WR Sammy Watkins on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport reports that the Lions have “made it clear” they are “very serious” about possibly trading up for him on Thursday Earlier today, Rapoport reported that the Bills and Lions are both looking to trade up into the top-five, but added that both teams are looking for a bargain to do so. The idea...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets in play for Sammy Watkins?

Sammy Watkins told me Rex said to him recently that Watkins is so hot “the Jets are trying to trade 10 years of [first-round] picks for me.” — Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) May 6, 2014 Rex is known for his hyperbole, but Watkins is one of the better wide receivers we’ve seen in the last decade. That’s not hyperbole. He’s got the speed, good size, and an affinity for the...
Via One Jet At A Time
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins shows off his new jewelry on Instagram (Video)

In case you were wondering,  NFL Draft prospects are able to load up with jewelry because of advances from their agents as well as endorsement deals. Former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins showed off his new jewelry on Instagram. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Sammy Watkins shows off his new jewelry on Instagram (Video) appeared first...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins Shows Off Bling Night Before NFL Draft

It’s still uncertain where Clemson WR Sammy Watkins will land (he’s going somewhere in the top 6), however, the 20-year-old speedster showed off his impressive set of bling with this Instagram video. The post Sammy Watkins Shows Off Bling Night Before NFL Draft appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins went to Jacob with more than 25 thou

Sammy Watkins looks like he’s going to be a star at the next level, and he better be, because the former Clemson wide receiver appears to already be following that JaMarcus Russell keys to bankruptcy playbook. Watkins shared this video on Instagram of him flossing the ice all over the place. We’re talking gold watches, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Prefer Mike Evans Over Sammy Watkins

The hours are counting down until the start of the 2014 NFL Draft, but the drama should remain up until the first few picks are selected. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Raiders brass covet Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, and actually have him listed ahead of Clemson star Sammy Watkins, on their big board. As one league source who is as connected on matters of the draft...
Via Thacover2
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Prefer Mike Evans Over Sammy Watkins

The hours are counting down until the start of the 2014 NFL Draft, but the drama should remain up until the first few picks are selected. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Raiders brass covet Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, and actually have him listed ahead of Clemson star Sammy Watkins, on their big board. As one league source who is as connected on matters of the draft...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lions will try to trade up for Sammy Watkins or stay at 10

It sounds like the Lions will attempt to trade up for Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins up until the last minute. Fascinating to see what business decision #Lions make today: Trade up for Sammy Watkins or stay put. Brass took him to lunch post-Pro Day. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 8, 2014 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Report: Lions will...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lions were talking to Sammy Watkins on a daily basis

Everyone knows by now the Lions would like to trade up for Sammy Watkins.   According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  the Lions were talking to Watkins on a daily basis at one point. How much work did the #Lions do on #Clemson WR Sammy Watkins? At 1 point, they were talking to him nearly every day. The interest is real. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 8, 2014 Need NFL...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Barr Could Be A Contingency Option For The Lions

  Ian Rapoport suggests UCLA OLB Anthony Barr as a contingency option for the Lions in the event that they don’t trade up for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. According to Rapoport, the Lions “love” Barr. The Lions have reportedly been working hard to move up into the top-five and while that remains a possibility, it’s always good to have a backup plan in place in case things...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

First-Round Draft Pick Sammy Watkins Takes Selfie With Roger Goodell (Photo)

Spontaneous selfies seem to be the new thing in sports, and first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins decided to get in on the action. The former Clemson wide receiver was picked fourth overall by the Buffalo Bills, and instead of sticking with the traditional bear hug, Watkins took a selfie with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when he met him on the stage at Radio City Music Hall. While...
Via NESN.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: 3 Reasons Sammy Watkins Will Bust In Buffalo

Sammy Watkins might have been the most dynamic player on the Draft board Thursday night. Great speed and the ability to stretch the field, solid hands and a hope that he can score whenever the ball is in his hands.While he was expected to be chosen with the third pick in the Draft, it did not take long for the Clemson star to hear his name called from the green room.Welcome to the...
Via Football Nation
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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