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Bates: Redshirt DTs ‘made the most of their opportunity’

This time last year, the defensive tackle position was a question mark for Clemson after the departures of Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence and Albert Huggins following the 2018 national championship season.

Fast forward to the present, and the Tigers have plenty of depth at defensive tackle heading into the 2020 season, especially with starter Nyles Pinckney announcing recently that he plans to return for his fifth and final season with Clemson.

Not only did the Tigers sign several defensive linemen in their 2020 class — including tackles Demonte Capehart and Tre Williams, and tackle/end Bryan Bresee – but they also have a couple of redshirt tackles who may be ready to help out next season.