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Clemson Players to Watch

Some really good ones this week.

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Offense: Deshaun Watson, Sophomore QB

This one probably comes as no surprise. When the team you are facing has a Heisman candidate, that's generally a guy you want to watch. Watson is having a stellar year in his second season for the Tigers. He is 217-309 (70%) passing for 2606 yards, 23 touchdowns, and just 8 interceptions. He has run the ball 108 times this season for 598 yards (5.5 ypc) and 5 touchdowns. Deshaun Watson is a great athlete that can torch defenses through the air or on the ground, and will definitely be a big problem for the Wake Forest defense this Saturday. Watson is currently second in the Heisman hunt behind Alabama running back Derrick Henry according to USA Today.

Defense: Shaq Lawson, Junior DE

Shaq Lawson is another player for the Tigers that is having an incredible year. So far, he has racked up 40 total tackles, 8 sacks, and 16.5 tackles for loss. Lawson is clearly a player that can force his way into the backfield and blow up running plays or sack the QB on passing plays. The Wake Forest line has struggled at times this year opening up lanes for the running back and protecting the QB. They will likely have their hands full on Saturday with Lawson and the rest of the Clemson defensive line. If Lawson continually gets pressure on Wolford or Hinton, it could be a very long day for the Wake Forest offense.