2. Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence
Dexter Lawrence was a man-child coming out of the 2016 recruiting class. The No. 2 overall player was listed at 6-foot-4, 327 pounds at that time and already had NFL teams salivating over his potential. Unlike Texas A&M defensive tackle Daylon Mack, Lawrence has lived up to the hype and then some.
He is a run-stuffing machine that commanded double teams for most of last season. This is what accounted for his dip in statistics from his freshman year.
Lawrence jumps off the screen when you watch Clemson. Even against the better teams in the game he looks like a man among boys. You almost can’t believe someone that big can move as well as he can.
It won’t be easy for the Texas A&M offensive line to contain him. The unit struggled in 2017 and face maybe the best defensive line ever assembled. They better be up to the task.