Highest NFL Draft Picks in Clemson History

By David Hayes
Sammy Watkins was selected No. 4 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.
Sammy Watkins was selected No. 4 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. / Elsa/Getty Images
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The Clemson Tigers have asserted themselves as the nation's newest blue-chip college football program over the past decade, absolutely dominating the ACC in recent years. That success has included sending some outstanding players to the NFL year in and year out.

With yet another loaded crop of pro talent ready to make that leap to the next level later this month, let's take a look at the list of the highest NFL Draft picks in Clemson history.

10. C.J. Spiller, RB, No. 9

C.J. Spiller was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
C.J. Spiller was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

2010 NFL Draft
Buffalo Bills

9. Vic Beasley, DE, No. 8

Vic Beasley was the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Vic Beasley was the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

2015 NFL Draft
Atlanta Falcons

8. Mike Williams, WR, No. 7

Mike Williams was the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Mike Williams was the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. / Harry How/Getty Images

2017 NFL Draft
Los Angeles Chargers

7. Bob Gage, DB/TB, No. 6

1949 NFL Draft
Pittsburgh Steelers

6. Jeff Bryant, DE/DT, No. 6

1982 NFL Draft
Seattle Seahawks

5. Jerry Butler, WR, No. 5

1979 NFL Draft
Buffalo Bills

4. Banks McFadden, HB, No. 4

1940 NFL Draft
Brooklyn Dodgers

3. Gaines Adams, DE, No. 4

2007 NFL Draft
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2. Sammy Watkins, WR, No. 4

Sammy Watkins was the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Sammy Watkins was the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

2014 NFL Draft
Buffalo Bills

1. Clelin Ferrell, DE, No. 4

Clelin Ferrell was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Clelin Ferrell was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

2019 NFL Draft
Oakland Raiders


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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