Tigers in the NFL 2020: The Update

Clemson Tigers in the NFL

By Makenna Biehl

Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans): The quarterback was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. In September of 2020, Watson signed a four-year, $177.5 million contract extension with the Texans. He is credited with 1,009 career completions for 12,255 yards and 89 touchdowns. Watson has also rushed for 1,466 career yards and 15 touchdowns.

DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals): The wide receiver was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Texans traded Hopkins and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals for running back David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick. Hopkins is credited with 669 career receptions for 9,463 yards and 58 touchdowns.

Isaiah Simmons (Arizona Cardinals): The linebacker was drafted by the Cardinals eighth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Simmons is credited with 20 career tackles and one interception. 

Hunter Renfrow (Las Vegas Raiders): The wide receiver was drafted by the Raiders in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Renfrow is credited with 78 career receptions for 1,004 yards and six touchdowns.

Sammy Watkins (Kansas City Chiefs): The wide receiver was drafted by the Bills in the first round as the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. In August of 2017, the Bills traded the Rams Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round draft pick for EJ Gaines and a 2018 second-round draft pick. In March of 2018, Watkins signed a three-year, $48 million contract with the Chiefs. He is credited with 305 career receptions for 4,446 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Tee Higgins (Cincinnati Bengals): The wide receiver was drafted by the Bengals with the 33rd overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Higgins is credited with 40 career receptions for 603 yards and four touchdowns.

Mike Williams (Los Angeles Chargers): The wide receiver was drafted by the Chargers in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In May of 2017, the Chargers signed Williams to a fully guaranteed four-year, $19.74 million contract. He is credited with 128 receptions for 2,191 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Christian Wilkins (Miami Dolphins): The defensive tackle was drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Wilkins is credited with 84 career tackles, three sacks, one fumble recovery, and one interception.

AJ Terrell (Atlanta Falcons): The cornerback was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Terrell is credited with 34 career tackles and one interception. 

Carlos Watkins (Houston Texans): The defensive end was drafted by the Texans in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Watkins is credited with 59 career tackles, three sacks, and one fumble recovery. 

Clelin Ferrell (Las Vegas Raiders): The defensive end was drafted by the Raiders in the first round with the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Ferrell is credited with 57 career tackles, 4.5 sacks, and one fumble recovery. 

Dexter Lawrence (New York Giants): The defensive tackle was drafted by the Giants with the 17th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Lawrence is credited with 71 career tackles, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.

Wayne Gallman (New York Giants): The running back was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Gallman is credited with 260 career rushing attempts for 1,037 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Grady Jarrett (Atlanta Falcons): The defensive tackle was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Falcons. Jarrett is credited with 280 career tackles and 24 sacks.

Ray-Ray McCloud (Pittsburgh Steelers): The wide receiver was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. In August of 2020, McCloud signed with the Steelers. He is credited with 15 career receptions for 86 yards.

Mackensie Alexander (Cincinnati Bengals): The cornerback was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Vikings. In March of 2020, Alexander signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Bengals. Alexander is credited with 128 career tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two interceptions.

DJ Reader (Cincinnati Bengals): The defensive tackle was selected by the Houston Texans in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In April of 2020, Reader signed a four-year, $53 million contract with the Bengals. Reader is credited with 154 career tackles and 6.5 sacks.

BJ Goodson (Cleveland Browns): The linebacker was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In September of 2019, Goodson was traded to the Packers while swapping seventh-round picks. In March of 2020, Goodson signed a one-year contract with the Browns. Goodson is credited with 225 career tackles, one sack, and four interceptions.

DeShawn Williams (Denver Broncos): In August of 2020, the defensive tackle resigned with the Broncos, making it his third time with the team. Williams is credited with 22 career tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.

Austin Bryant (Detroit Lions): The defensive end was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Bryant is credited with 11 career tackles.

Jayron Kearse (Detroit Lions): The safety was drafted by the Vikings in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In March of 2020, Kearse signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Lions. Kearse is credited with 107 career tackles, 0.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one interception.

Dorian O’Daniel (Kansas City Chiefs): The linebacker was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. In May of 2018, the Chiefs signed O’Daniel to a four-year, $3.34 million contract. He is credited with 50 career tackles, one sack, and two fumble recoveries.

Trayvon Mullen (Las Vegas Raiders): The cornerback was drafted by the Raiders in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Mullen is credited with 88 career tackles and one interception.

John Simpson (Las Vegas Raiders): The guard was drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Simpson made his first career start on September 27, 2020, against the New England Patriots.

Shaq Lawson (Miami Dolphins): The defensive end was drafted by the Bills in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In March of 2020, Lawson signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Dolphins. He is credited with 128 career tackles, 18.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

Mark Fields (Minnesota Vikings): The cornerback signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in April of 2019. The Chiefs traded Fields to the Vikings for a 2021 seventh-round draft pick in August of 2019. Fields was credited with one career tackle before being placed on injured reserve in November of 2020.

Cordrea Tankersley (Minnesota Vikings): The cornerback was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. In May of 2017, the Dolphins signed him to a four-year, $3.17 million contract. Tankersley is credited with 36 career tackles.

Bashaud Breeland (Kansas City Chiefs): The cornerback was drafted by the Redskins in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In September of 2018, Breeland signed a one-year, $880,000 contract with the Packers. In March of 2019, the Chiefs signed Breeland to a one-year, $2-million contract. Finally, in April of 2020, the Chiefs signed Breeland to a one-year, $3 million contract. He is credited with 360 career tackles, one sack, eight forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and 13 interceptions.

K’Von Wallace (Philadelphia Eagles): The safety was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Wallace is credited with eight tackles and one fumble recovery.

Bradley Pinion (Tampa Bay Buccaneers): The punter was drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. In March of 2019, Pinion signed a four-year contract with the Buccaneers. He is credited with 426 career punts for 18,604 yards with a long of 65 yards.

Adam Humphries (Tennessee Titans): The wide receiver signed a three-year, $1.57 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2015. In March of 2019, Humphries signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Titans. He is credited with 278 career receptions for 2,922 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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