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New NFL Mock Draft Has 4 Clemson Players Taken In 1st Round

Chris Register #45, Shadell Bell #11 and Clelin Ferrell #99 of the Clemson Tigers run onto the field prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 03: (L-R) Chris Register #45, Shadell Bell #11 and Clelin Ferrell #99 of the Clemson Tigers run onto the field prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

We all know this year's Clemson football team had serious talent on the defensive side.

No team without it can hold the 2018 Alabama offense under 20 points.

The NFL could offer more evidence of the dominance of Brent Venables' defense, especially along the front, where all four players lived up to their all-world hype.

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah released his first mock draft of the year, and four Tigers made his top 32 picks.

All four are defensive players, which isn't a huge surprise given how young the team's offensive stars are.

Only Alabama matched Clemson in this mock, with four Crimson Tide players also listed. The two national title game participants were followed by Mississippi State and Oklahoma, which had three players each.

Jeremiah has Clemson pass rush specialist Clelin Ferrell as his first Tiger off the board in the 2019 NFL Draft.

He has Ferrell heading to Green Bay, to assist in the Packers' pass rush. From NFL.com:

Ferrell is an overachiever with excellent production and effort. The Packers need to add some punch to their edge rush.

After Ferrell, he has Christian Wilkins, one of the clear leaders of the national champions heading to the Eagles at No. 25, in what he says would be the "steal of the draft."

Cornerback Trayvon Mullen is penciled in at No. 27 to the Raiders, who will attempt to restock with the first rounders acquired in the Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper trades.

Dexter Lawrence rounds out the Clemson foursome at No. 30, as a potential replacement for possible free agent-to-be Ndamukong Suh with the Los Angeles Rams.

[NFL.com]