Clemson had some issues on the interior of the offensive line in 2021, but the flanks were solid with Jordan McFadden at left tackle and Walker Parks at right tackle. They started every game at their respective positions, and both will be back in 2022.
While Parks is not yet draft eligible, McFadden is, and he announced Saturday night he will return to Clemson for a fifth season. McFadden actually had indicated to the media in Decemer his plan to return in 2022, but Saturday night’s tweet made all of that official.
McFadden was named second team All-ACC this season. According to Pro Football Focus, he was the third highest graded offensive tackle in the nation at 89.0
Here are other notes on McFadden from the season compiled by Clemson Sports Information:
Played 67 snaps vs. No. 5 Georgia … played 49 snaps vs. SC State as Clemson exceeded both 200 rushing yards and 200 passing yards … played 70 plays vs. Georgia Tech, Clemson’s second straight game allowing zero sacks … played 53 snaps at NC State … played 68 snaps in helping power Clemson to 231 rushing yards and 207 passing yards vs. Boston College … played 77 snaps in a Friday night win at Syracuse … played 65 snaps and earned offensive player of the game honors at No. 23 Pitt … played 76 snaps and helped pave the way for Will Shipley’s 128 rushing yards in a comeback win vs. Florida State … played all 70 snaps at Louisville as Clemson recorded a fourth-quarter comeback win in back-to-back weeks for the first time since 1974 … played 68 of Clemson’s 100 plays in helping the Tigers exceed 300 passing yards vs. UConn … earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after playing 74 snaps vs. No. 13 Wake Forest as Clemson produced season highs in total yards (543) and rushing yards (333) while allowing zero sacks … repeated as ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week and shared team offensive player of the game honors after playing 61 snaps at South Carolina and helping Clemson once again exceeding 250 rushing yards and allow zero sacks.