Pos. Player Hometown Ht. Wt. Class

QB Kyle Parker Jacksonville, Fla. 6-0 210 Sophomore

Rated by Sporting News as nation's second-best sophomore quarterback

RB Andre Ellington Moncks Corner 5-10 190 Sophomore

Not as explosive as C.J. Spiller; will split carries with Jamie Harper

WR Marquan Jones Columbia 6-0 195 Junior

Could be a make or break year with plenty of young talent behind him

WR Xavier Dye Greenwood 6-5 210 Senior

Is the leading returning WR in terms of catches (14) last season

WR Terrance Ashe Cheraw 6-2 190 Senior

Will have to perform to hold off Jaron Brown, DeAndre Hopkins and Co.

TE Dwayne Allen Fayetteville, N.C. 6-3 255 Sophomore

Has the size, speed and now the polish for a breakout season

LT Chris Hairston Winston-Salem, N.C. 6-6 320 Senior

This quality blind-side protector has 22 career starts

LG David Smith Greenville 6-5 300 Junior

Had a breakout year last season splitting time between guard and tackle

C Dalton Freeman Pelion 6-4 290 Sophomore

Started the last nine games last year and team averaged 5.6 yards per rush

RG Antoine McClain Anniston, Ala. 6-6 320 Junior

Staff loves his size and strength; seeking consistency

RT Landon Walker N. Wilkesboro, N.C. 6-6 300 Junior

Won the right tackle job last year after two up-and-down seasons

K Richard Jackson Greenville 5-11 190 Senior

On the spot after a hot-and-cold 2009

Pos. Player Hometown Ht. Wt. Class

DE Da'Quan Bowers Bamberg 6-4 272 Junior

Has only four sacks in 955 career snaps -- breakout looming?

DT Jarvis Jenkins Clemson 6-4 310 Senior

On the preseason Outland watch list

DT Brandon Thompson Thomasville, Ga. 6-2 300 Junior

Has the ability to form a dominant inside tandem with Jenkins

DE Andre Branch Richmond, Va. 6-5 260 Junior

Underrated, productive player

LB Quandon Christian Lake View 6-4 210 Freshman

Christian supplies athleticism if he secures a starting job

LB Corico Hawkins Milledgeville, Ga. 5-10 230 Sophomore

Undersized; started in the bowl game, impressed coaches late

LB Brandon Maye Mobile, Ala. 6-3 230 Junior

Maye is on the spot this year as talented young linebackers lurk

CB Marcus Gilchrist High Point, N.C. 5-11 190 Senior

With two departures, Gilchrist takes over as the No. 1 corner

CB Byron Maxwell North Charleston 6-1 200 Senior

Had 36 tackles, five passes broken up and two interceptions last season

S DeAndre McDaniel Tallahassee, Fla. 6-1 200 Senior

All-American was first at Clemson to produce 100 tackles (102) and 8 INTs

S Rashard Hall St. Augustine, Fla. 6-1 190 Sophomore

Hall intercepted six passes last year, but in 400 fewer snaps than McDaniel

P Dawson Zimmerman Lawrenceville, Ga. 6-1 200 Junior

Entrenched as the No. 1 punter