Amari Rodgers could hear his name called on Friday. (Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

Clemson Football

Best landing spots for former Tigers still on NFL Draft board

CLEMSON — Day Two of the NFL Draft has arrived.

Rounds Two and Three will be held Friday night, with the first pick of the second round beginning at 7 p.m. ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network will all provide coverage of the draft.

Three former Clemson players are still on the board after Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne were both selected in the opening round on Thursday night by the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the duo being selected by Jacksonville in the first round, it becomes the first quarterback-running back duo from a school ever drafted by the same team in the opening round of an NFL Draft in the common draft era.

Offensive lineman Jackson Carman and wide receiver Amari Rodgers are likely to hear their name called Friday, with wideout Cornell Powell projected to be a Day Three pick. Here are possible landing spots for Carman and Rodgers:


Jackson Carman will be a versatile player in the NFL. (Dannie Walls/Getty Images)

Possible NFL destinations for Jackson Carman

Carman declared for the NFL Draft following his junior year, and his versatility to move from left tackle inside to the guard position has put him high on NFL draft boards.

ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. released a three-round mock draft last week. It has Carman going off the board early in the third round to the New York Jets.

“We have to keep Zach Wilson upright, and Carman has size, mobility and versatility. He could provide depth at right tackle or move inside to guard,” McShay wrote.

This pick could change after the Jets traded the No. 23 pick and two third-round picks (Nos. 66 and 86) to the Vikings to move up, getting No. 14 and a fourth-round pick (143). They selected USC guard Alijah Vera-Tucker.

The Athletic’s Dane Brugler released a new mock draft on Friday morning, projecting Carman going to the Baltimore Ravens as a late third-round pick with the 94th overall pick. Other possible landing spots for 6-foot-5, 335-pound offensive lineman include the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals.


Amari Rodgers could be headed home to Tennessee. (Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

Possible landing spots for Clemson product Amari Rodgers

Rodgers became Trevor Lawrence’s top target this past season, resulting in a selection to the All-ACC first-team. He is considered to be one of the best slot receivers in this year’s draft class.

New mock drafts have been released since Thursday night’s opening round. Brugler thinks Rodgers would be a good fit with the Tennessee Titans with the No. 85 overall pick in the third round.

“A Tennessee native, Rodgers would make sense as the slot option in the Titans’ scheme due to his receiving skills and chops as a blocker,” Brugler writes.

NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein forecasts Rodgers heading to the Chicago Bears in the second round and turning into a reliable target for their Chicago first-round pick, Justin Fields. The Bears are slated to pick at No. 52.

“The addition of Rodgers would give Justin Fields a reliable slot target to grow with,” Zierlein said.

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