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Draft Scout Christian Wilkins News
01/20/18 - NFL Early Entries: College Winners and Losers: Big winner -- CLEMSON: Heavens. If the Tigers had returned any of their three potential first-round draft picks along the defensive line -- ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant, and tackle Christian Wilkins -- it would have been a coup. But all three came back, citing some form of "unfinished business" after a playoff semifinal loss to Alabama, to re-join true sophomore tackle Dexter Lawrence in what could be one of the all-time great defensive fronts. But that's not all. Left tackle Mitch Hyatt -- look for him on all your preseason All-America teams -- also is coming back to anchor an offense that lost receivers Ray-Ray McCloud and Deon Cain early to the draft but returns all the key pieces in the backfield. If Clemson isn't the preseason No. 1, it's 1B behind Alabama. - Anthony Gimino, The Sports Xchange
01/15/18 - Two-time All-American Christian Wilkins will return for his senior year in 2018. Wilkins informed the Clemson football staff of his decision Monday afternoon. With Wilkins's return, Clemson will have three returning first-team All-Americans and four returning All-ACC players among its front four defenders for 2018. On Saturday, first-team All-American defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant both announced they would return for 2018. The fourth returning starter, Dexter Lawrence, will be a junior next year and was a first-team All-ACC performer in 2017 after being named a unanimous freshman All-American in 2016.
Last year Clemson ranked second in the nation in scoring defense (13.6), fourth in total defense (276.7), fourth in pass defense (161.9) and tied for first in sacks (46). Additionally, Clemson was second in fewest yards per play allowed (4.27), and second in passing yards per attempt (5.7). Wilkins, who earned his Clemson undergraduate degree in just two and a half years, earned All-America honors in 2016 and 2017 and has been a two-time Academic All-ACC selection as well. He is expected to be announced on the academic team for a third time later this month. - Clemson Football
01/15/18 - DT Christian Wilkins, a two-time All-American, is returning for his senior season. Wilkins, a Lombardi Award finalist, was considered to be a first-round pick if he entered the NFL draft after making 55 tackles, including 4.5 sacks this past season.
12/02/17 - 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DT Christian Wilkins, Jr., Clemson, 153 Votes,...Six Clemson interior linemen, three on offense and three on defense, were named first-team All-ACC on November 27. It marked the first time Clemson had six linemen earn first-team all-conference honors. The previous high was just four set eight previous seasons, including 2016. Wilkins and Lawrence were second-team selections last year on defense, while Ferrell was named for the first time as a red-shirt sophomore. Ferrell leads the team in tackles for loss and sacks. - Clemson Football
09/14/17 - GAME OF THE WEEK: CLEMSON-LOUISVILLE, FIVE DRAFT-ELIGIBLE PROSPECTS TO WATCH: DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson, Jr. -- One of the top interior defensive line prospects in the nation, Wilkins moves differently than most 300-plus pounders, using the flexibility in his hips and joints to stay balanced while contorting his frame when working off blocks. He also flashes the violence in his hands to deliver power at contact and create conflict between the tackles. Like last season, the Louisville offensive line has collectively been inconsistent through two games, largely due to inexperience. And that spells trouble with Clemson's talented defensive front coming to town, including the nation's best interior defensive tackle tandem with Wilkins and true sophomore Dexter Lawrence, who projects as a top prospect for the 2019 NFL Draft. - The Sports Xchange