The Clemson Tigers have been a loaded football team the past few years and this year was no different, in terms of the talent that was produced. The offense for the Tigers garnered most of the attention, but the defense has plenty of talent that will hear their names called during the draft weekend. Tanner Muse has played well in the secondary for Clemson and will have a great chance of playing on Sundays. The only item that must be determined is where Muse will be playing on Sundays.
Muse was a third team Associated Press All-American last season and he brings credentials that are tough to argue with for the safety position. Muse had 14 pass breakups and seven interceptions last season for the Tigers. Muse does an excellent job of identifying and diagnosing the run. Muse does a good job of making the tackle and wrapping up the ball carrier. Muse does not get caught up in the misdirection game and will not over pursue.
Muse is not quick enough in his pass coverage to not get beat on deep passes. I would like to see Muse improve his ability on taking on and defeating blocks. Muse does not have good agility or speed and will have problems sticking with running backs and wide receivers in pass coverage.
Muse is a player that will likely transition to the linebacker position. I do not think he is quick enough to play the safety spot in the NFL. I expect Muse to go in the late-fifth to early-sixth round of the draft. Muse has an impressive nose for the football and I fully expect him to be on a roster come opening day in the NFL.