Clemson's QB battle one to watch in spring

ESPN Insider Travis Haney says that Clemson's spring quarterback battle will be one of the hottest in the countryInsider this spring as the Tigers try to find a replacement for Tajh Boyd.

Here's an excerpt from Haney's take on Clemson quarterbacks Cole Stoudt, Chad Kelly and Deshaun Watson:

Did you realize Stoudt threw for nearly 80 percent last year, hitting 49 of 57 passes? Five were touchdowns. He’s 6-5, 205 pounds and has full command of Chad Morris’ offense. That creates a healthy lead, even if Stoudt is replacing Tajh Boyd’s household name at Death Valley.

At this point, Stoudt definitely has the upper hand entering the spring because he has the most experience. His completion percentage of 79.7 was best in the country among QBs with at least 50 passes. With Clemson playing at Georgia and at Florida State within the first three games of the season, experience will be huge. Still, coach Dabo Swinney has said that he'll play two quarterbacks this year if that's how it works out. It just might. Chad Kelly can run well -- even better than Boyd -- and that's important in Morris’ offense. Watson is a five-star recruit with a lot of talent, but that's a lot to ask of a freshman.