The answer to the question on most Clemson football fans’ minds remains the same as last year, given the depth chart Tigers’ Head Coach Dabo Swinney released Wednesday.
Kelly Bryant still holds the starting spot at quarterback on Clemson’s preseason depth chart, with true freshman Trevor Lawrence at the number two spot and redshirt-freshman Chase Brice in third position.
Other notables on offense include Travis Etienne starting at running back, Tee Higgins splitting starting reps with Trevion Thompson and Milan Richard splitting the starting tight end spot with Garrett Williams.
Joining fellow true freshman Trevor Lawrence on the offensive depth chart are third-team wide receiver Derion Kendrick and third-team offensive lineman Jackson Carman.
The defense looks mostly the same from last year, with Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence and Austin Bryant lining up across the defensive line. Freshmen KJ Henry and Xavier Thomas will start out as fourth-team defensive ends on either side of the line.
Kendall Joseph will start ahead of Tre Lamar at middle linebacker, flanked by JD Davis and Isaiah Simmons, who will also play nickelback.
AJ Terrell and Mark Fields will split starting reps at one corner with Trayvon Mullen holding down the fort on the opposite side. K’Von Wallace steps into a full-time role at strong safety, while Tanner Muse keeps his starting spot at free safety.
Alex Spence and Greg Huegel will compete for the place-kicking job in the Fall, and Will Spiers remains the starting punter.
To see Clemson’s depth chart in more detail, click below: