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National championship-winning quarterbacks have heard their name called early in the draft in the last 25 years. Deshaun Watson hopes to follow the trend when the first round kicks off on Thursday.

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My 'Favorites' in this NFL Draft: Person: Deshaun Watson Player: DeMarcus Walker Pro: Corey Davis Talent: Solomon Thomas Grinder: TJ Watt

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2hAndrea Adelson

Who is the ACC's next Mike Williams?

Wide receiver Deon Cain might be able to fill big shoes at Clemson, but will he have a quarterback that can deliver?

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21hDavid M. Hale

Top NFL prospects for every Way-Too-Early Top-25 team

Dexter Lawrence, Clemson's 6-foot-5, 340-pound war daddy in the middle, could be the best prospect on a Tigers defense teeming with NFL-caliber talent.

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22hAndrea Adelson

Dabo: Hurt pinkie won't hold back QB Bryant

Kelly Bryant injured his right pinkie finger during Clemson's spring game but is still the front-runner to replace Deshaun Watson as the Tigers' starter at QB.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is in Philadelphia for the NFL draft, where Deshaun Watson could hear his name called Thursday night in the first round. "Saw a picture this morning of him at Gainesville (Ga.) and a picture of him at Clemson and I said, 'Soon you're going to have another championship team to add to this picture."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said quarterback Kelly Bryant has a splint on the right pinky he injured during the spring game but should be ready to go for the start of summer workouts. He reiterated that Bryant has the lead in the competition to replace Deshaun Watson. "We've got everything we need at that position to win at a high level but we're still working through the processes," Swinney said. "If we played today, Kelly Bryant gives us the best chance to win but we play in September, and there's a lot of work to be done before then."

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Watson isn't getting 'caught up in the all the hype' (2:09)
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1dDavid M. Hale

Who is the ACC's next DeMarcus Walker?

The ACC is chock full of strong pass-rushers, including DeMarcus Walker's former teammates at Florida State and NC State's Bradley Chubb.

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Watson feels like he's a first-round pick (3:59)
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3dDavid M. Hale

Who is the ACC's next Deshaun Watson?

Florida State's Deondre Francois might just be the best bet to take over the best quarterback label in the ACC.

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6dChris Low

Hey NFL, don't sleep on these college stars

The NFL draft is upon us, and teams will be looking for under-the-radar players who can surprise at the next level. Here are a few sleepers who could be the next Antonio Brown or Dak Prescott.

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No. 1 player in ESPN 300 says Clemson 'is the place to be' (1:55)
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7dESPN.com

First 2018 class rankings: Clemson

Despite a group expected to be small in numbers, the Tigers are a lock for a fourth-straight top-10 class. Five-star DE Xavier Thomas was a huge early-April win.

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7dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's favorite 2017 prospects: Carlos Watkins

If Deshaun Watson was the most entertaining player on the Tigers' offense, Watkins gets that nod on defense. He may not go in the first round, but the talent is there.

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The highest rated SEC commit is Cade Mays at No. 18. Clemson, meanwhile, has commitments from two of the top three players in the country and Penn State has three commits ranked in the top 17.

Derek Tyson RecruitingNation 

Clemson probably won't be able to take a large class this year, but the Tigers are off to a fantastic start. Clemson has a commitment from defensive end Xavier Thomas, the No. 1-ranked player in the ESPN 300, as well as quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the third-ranked player in the country. In total, the Tigers have six ESPN 300 commits and are currently ranked as the fourth-best class in the class rankings.

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For the third time in 12 years, the nation's No. 1 player hails from South Carolina. Defensive end Xavier Thomas, who is originally from Florence, S.C., but will play his senior season at IMG Academy, joins defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney (2011) and Da'Quan Bowers (2008) as the only players from the Palmetto State to hold the top spot in the ESPN 300. It's rare for a state like South Carolina to produce the nation's top overall player, but it's even rarer that all three were defensive ends. Just like Bowers, Thomas will head to Clemson.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson tight end Garrett Williams has a torn ACL, and his status for the beginning of fall camp is unknown, the school announced Tuesday. Williams, who was vying for playing time at tight end with Milan Richard and several others this spring, hurt his knee during practice earlier this month and had surgery last week.

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