Tight end is a position the Tigers haven’t had to worry about for several years. From Michael Palmer to Dewayne Allen to Brandon Ford, Clemson has been blessed with athletic and skilled players at the position. The first two are in the NFL and Ford has an opportunity to make it three in a row.
On the surface things look like they may not be as rosy this year.
Sam Cooper gained valuable experience in 2012 and enters 2013 as the veteran of the group. Cooper is solid, if unspectacular, but doesn’t possess the athleticism of his immediate predecessors.
Stanton Seckinger has packages designed to highlight his skill set and performed admirably in limited snaps (88) in 2012 and I think he’ll be a solid contributor when called upon.
Eric Mac Clain is cross-training along the offensive line and at some point will no longer be listed with the tight ends.
Not listed above is redshirt freshman Jay Jay McCullough.
There is some concern on my part that this position will not be as strong in 2013 as it has been in the last 4 years.