Triple-strike: Watkins, Peake, Bryant post unofficial sub 4.3 forties

Watkins turns in 4.27-second run during summer workout

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins scores on a 61-yard touchdown play during the second quarter at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins scores on a 61-yard touchdown play during the second quarter at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Speed kills.

Everybody knew that Clemson's wide receiver trio of Sammy Watkins, Charone Peake and Martavis Bryant has speed to burn.

Even so, the numbers turned in on Tuesday at an unofficial timing were stunning.

Watkins tweeted that he was timed in 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash: "Ran a 4:27 on grass without training. (What) a great day still got more in me."

Later, fellow wide receiver Matt Porter tweeted that Peake and Bryant had also run sub-4.3 40s.

Watkins and Peake came out of spring practices as starters, along with Adam Humphries - Watkins at the boundary receiver spot where DeAndre Hopkins played last season, and Humphries in the slot where Watkins played the last two years. Bryant is listed as Watkins' backup, with Porter behind Peake and redshirt freshman Germone Hopper backing Humphries.

The Tigers will add to their receiver corps when freshmen Mike Williams, Kyrin Priester and T.J. Green join the mix for preseason camp.

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rsb8931#286014 writes:

I wonder if these times are completely accurate? Even if they are off by 100th of a second, that's still pretty darn quite. To have 3 receivers with speed like that is lethal. If Tajh gets 4 seconds to throw the ball, there is no way a defense can keep up with all 3 of our guys. One of them has to be open deep or somewhere down the field past 15 yards.

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