Tigers to the NFL: Where are they going?

After Clemson’s back-to-back 11 win seasons, there is a lot of optimism about the future of the program under Head Coach Dabo Swinney. However, just as Clemson rises back into the national spotlight, a lot of their stars are moving on to the NFL. With the draft only a couple weeks away, let’s take a look at where some of our former Tigers may be headed.

Sammy Watkins (WR) 1st Round No.3 Overall – Detroit Lions (Trade): Watkins has been the biggest superstar in a Clemson uniform since C.J. Spiller, and has become the clear No.1 wide receiver prospect coming into the draft. Detroit has been drooling over Watkins’ athleticism since they visited Clemson for his pro day, and will be more than willing to trade up to the No. 3 spot to get him. With Watkins, the Lions will have a wide receiver tandem that will be unmatched across the NFL.

Tajh Boyd (QB) 4th Round No. 107 Overall – Oakland Raiders: Tajh Boyd had arguably the best quarterback career in Clemson history, and maybe even ACC history. Over the last two years Tajh broke school and conference records left and right. However, Boyd’s stock crashed this year due to inconsistencies in his performance. The Oakland Raiders are going into the 2014 season without

a clear starter at quarterback. With the release