HERO Sports is counting down the days until the kickoff of the 2018 college football season on Saturday, Aug. 25, by featuring the best player in the FBS at each jersey number, from 99-1. Each day, from May 18 through Aug. 24, we'll publish one article showcasing the best player whose jersey number matches the number of days remaining.
Dexter Lawrence arrived at Clemson as the No. 2 recruit in the entire 2016 class and has lived up to the hype.
"I've never seen a guy this size who moves like this," Dabo Swinney said of Lawrence last year. "I've been around some big guys, but I've never been around a guy that big who is that athletic. He's just a huge, strong man. I mean, he was stronger than some of our seniors as a true freshman showing up."
Lawrence, who one NFL scout said has the "tools to be the next [Ndamukong] Suh," was a monster on Clemson's title-winning team as a true freshman, racking up 79 tackles — a true freshman defensive tackle had 79 friggin' tackles — and seven sacks, a program record for freshman.
Alongside Austin Bryant, Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell, Dexter Lawrence will be part of one of the best defensive lines in college football history. Ferrell was already named the best No. 99 in the country; how many more Clemson linemen will join him and Lawrence?
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