A New Look


  by - Radio Host - 2014-07-28 11:08:16.0
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A New Look
Friday was a stressful day some for die hard Clemson fans who got wind of Charone PeakeCharone Peake
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-3, 200
Moore, SC

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injuring his knee again. As it turns out Peake's knee will cause him to miss the first part of fall camp that begins on Friday and now there are even more questions at wide receiver.

In my opinion, Peake was the one star in this group heading into the season. Many fans may forget that it was Peake that was ahead of Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

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this time last year. He caught five passes in the Georgia game including a huge third down conversion that lead to a touchdown drive.

Peake has had big games in the past. In both games he played against Auburn he came up big, including a terrific catch in traffic as a freshman. Last season, he was poised to be the number two receiver behind Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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, but a torn ACL in practice in September robbed him of a great campaign.

Peake did receive a medical hardship and now has two years of eligibility remaining in college. This is a player who could still have a monster season or two.

Last year Watkins and Bryant caught over 140 passes and both of those guys are now in the NFL. Where does the production come from with their departure?

If Peake is not 100% the attention immediately goes to Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 205
Vance, SC

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. As a true freshman last year, he made a big catch in the NC State game and gained confidence as the season progressed. For the season, Williams grabbed 20 passes for 316 yards and three scores but he became a bigger part of the offense late in the season. In his final four games of the regular season, Williams had 10 catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns.

Williams is a big receiver who needs to understand the importance of blocking more on a consistent basis, but the potential is there for a bright future.

Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
Sr. Wide Receiver
#13 5-11, 190
Spartanburg, SC

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enters senior season of a productive career. I never imagined Humphries as having 97 receptions for 893 yards entering his senior season. He has been steady with 41 catches in each of the past two seasons. This is a third down receiver and an underneath guy, but he has been a good complimentary receiver the last three seasons.

Germone HopperGermone Hopper
RS So. Wide Receiver
#5 6-0, 170
Charlotte, NC

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has to do some work to get back in the good graces with the staff. He caught 23 passes last season but 16 of those were in the first five games. His production tailed off as the season progressed and his suspension this spring has him playing catch up.

The Tigers have four freshmen receivers that will try to play their way into a role as well. Scott, Kitt and Priester have a head start from spring practice but Thompson will get a look in camp as well.

This group will not feature receivers as big or as fast as the past three seasons. The experience level is a drop off as well. This group looks different and is not one that will scare defensive coordinators like the past few seasons, but there is some talent here.

Can Peake stay healthy? Can Williams take the next step in his development? Can Hopper get out of the doghouse? Is Scott as good as advertised? Which freshmen step into the role?

These are vital questions that will get answered soon enough.



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#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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Linebacker
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and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, Patrick DeStefanoPatrick DeStefano
Offensive Line (2012 - 2013)
#71 6-5, 275
Spartanburg, SC

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RS Sr. Defensive End
#9 6-3, 270
Jacksonville, FL

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