WR Diondre Overton has been impressive early in camp (John Byrum photo/Sideline Carolina)

Clemson took that next step toward full pad practices Monday night with their first workout in shells. One of more of those on Tuesday and the Tigers will be ready for full contact Wednesday. Pads or no pads, head coach Dabo Swinney doesn’t have to pad his excitement for this team. He talked with the media after practice and expressed a lot of satisfaction with what he witnessed.