Swinney says Peake fastest Clemson WR since Jacoby Ford


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Peake could have a breakout season for the Tigers

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney discussed the upcoming season on Thursday in an interview with the Rich Eisen Show.

Some of the topics discussed was Clemson possibly being 'WRU', Charone PeakeCharone Peake
Gr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-2, 205
Moore, SC

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's potential, giving two football scholarships to walk-ons, depth on the defensive line and more.

Swinney knows that his offense and style of play will attract some of the best skill players in the country.

"I made my living coaching wideouts my whole career so its kinda my background personally," Swinney said. "We have always been able to get skill guys here. I think our brand of play is far as how we spread the ball around is exciting. Guys want to be a part of it. Obviously, the success we have had with other guys. Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Jr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-4, 210
Vance, SC

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is going to be a junior but probably back when we signed Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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, Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

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, Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2014)
#13 5-11, 193
Spartanburg, SC

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and the best of those guys ranking-wise is Charone Peake."

Swinney thinks that Peake has a chance to have a special senior season with his elite speed.

"Charone has battled injuries and stuff but he is our senior and easily the fastest guy. He is faster than Sammy, fastest guy we have come through here probably since Jacoby FordJacoby Ford
Wide Receiver (2006 - 2009)
#6 5-9, 175
Royal Palm Beach, FL

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. He has been spectacular. We are all just keeping our fingers crossed that this is the year that he can stay on the field and put it all together because we think he has a chance to be special."

Here are some pure speed numbers: Sammy Watkins ran an official 4.43 40-yard dash at the 2014 NFL combine, and Jacoby Ford ran the fifth official best time ever with a 4.28 40-yard dash in 2010.

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