In a crowded offensive line field, Reid Webster makes a move for Tigers

Dabo Swinney: 'Reid is a guy who I think has a chance to be a starter for us. It's like the light has just come on for that young man'

Football - Chad Kelly takes a snap from Reid Webster

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Football - Chad Kelly takes a snap from Reid Webster

Eric Mac Lain is a rising star.

Isaiah Battle is a young, improving player with down-the-road first-round potential. Ditto for Joe Gore.

Patrick Destefano and Jay Gulliermo are promising young prospects just about to get their feet wet on Clemson's offensive line.

Don't, says Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, forget about Reid Webster.

The rising redshirt junior's resume is thin at this point, but no one on Clemson's coaching staff, Swinney included, would be a bit surprised to see Webster make a move for significant playing time the Tigers' offensive line next fall.

Swinney said that Webster's spring practice was as good as anyone's.

"Reid is a guy who I think has a chance to be a starter for us," Swinney said. "Nobody's talking about Reid Webster, but this guy had a great spring. He was incredibly consistent. It's like the light has just come on for that young man."

Webster, a 6-5 285-pound native of Etowah, Ga., has played tackle, guard and center during 16 games and 61 snaps over the past two seasons.

This spring, he played both guard spots, as well as center.

The two-time All-ACC honor roll member is "in the mix," Swinney said.

"Reid is very strong and has really gotten committed," said Swinney. "He's one of the strongest players we've got on this team. Technically, he's improved so much, and mentally, he knows a lot.

"However things shake out, I just want the best five."

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