The ranking of Clemson at FOUR might seem low but it’s all about controlling over-hype, respecting the “don’t-take-the-cheese” wishes of Dabo Swinney, while also keeping with the theme of this capsule.
The return of all four defensive linemen make the Tigers one of the easy, early favorites for this year’s playoff.
This unit, led by DT Christian Wilkins, has a chance to leave Clemson as one of the greatest fronts in college football history.
The only thing I don’t like about the line is its nickname: Power Rangers?
We can do better than that. Defensive line units have produced the greatest nicknames in the history of football: Seven Blocks of Granite (Fordham), Fearsome Foursome (Rams), Purple People Eaters (Vikings). The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.