Tight end is a concern, and even more so today, for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.
Back in April, the only veteran returner, Sam Cooper, tore an ACL in the Orange-White game, leaving three underclassmen battling for the top spot.
Swinney: Tight end No. 1 concern
Today in a stadium practice, 6-6 talent Jordan Leggett was carted with what is believed to be a knee injury.
Swinney says it was just a “normal” tackle.
"He just caught a pass and turned in a kind of normal-looking tackle," Swinney said. "Wasn’t anything – next thing you know he’s laying there hurt. They hauled him off. We’ll see. It didn’t look good on the field."
The Clemson head coach said Cooper is ahead of schedule, however, along with redshirt freshman QB Chad Kelly, and they may be back by at least October 1 and maybe sooner.
"I’m very encouraged because we’re going to get Coop back sooner than later," Swinney said. "He’s not going to be out all year. We’ll get him back in a relative short time. We hope he’ll be back at least by October 1 and hopefully earlier. He and Chad, maybe September sometime."
They've put in the hard work where it's not all that surprising to Swinney.
"They have great bodies," he said. "Secondly, they have worked relentless and poured themselves into rehab. I knew they would. That’s their DNA and who they are."