By: EJ Burkins
All great things must come to an end they and that rings true for the Clemson Tigers as they have officially announced that Sammy Watkins, Martavis Bryant, and Bashaud Breeland will enter the NFL 2014 draft.
Watkins is a 3-time All-American and the school’s record holder in terms of receptions and reception yards in a game, season, and career. “I am very thankful for the past three years at Clemson University that have enabled me to grow academically, athletically, and spiritually.” Watkins said. Watkins finished his Clemson career in style as he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Discover Orange Bowl.
Bryant finished this year with 42 receptions for 846 yards and seven touchdowns. His 19.7 yards per catch ranks ninth in the nation among players with at least 20 receptions.
Breeland was a second-team All-ACC selection this year who helped the Clemson defense rank 16th in the nation in fewest passing yards allowed for the course of the season. He finished this season with four interceptions and 13 pass deflections to lead the team in both categories.
All three players finished the 2013 season with an impressive 11-2 record, including a Discover Orange Bowl victory over Ohio State.