Charone Peake

Photo Courtesy of Roy Philpott -

Why be excited: He fills a need in a big-time way. Rated as the nation's No. 1 wide receiver prospect by ESPN, Peake has all the tools to play the game at the college, and eventually, professional level. He combines size - 6-3, 200 - with speed, agility and the ability to make defenders miss in the open field that is rare in a player of his size. Perhaps most importantly, he's got one of the same qualities that the Clemson coaching staff saw in Nuke Hopkins - the ability to time his leap to intersect the ball at its high point, with hands extended (which makes him play even bigger than his size).

You may not know: He's the highest-rated wide receiver to come out of South Carolina since currently-projected first-round NFL draft pick A.J. Greene.

How he fits into the depth chart: Immediate impact. With new offensive coordinator Chad Morris implementing a new receiver-friendly offense, it's unlikely that he won't take immediate advantage of a player with Peake's tools. He should start his career in the thick of competition for playing time.


Position: WR
High School: Dorman (South Carolina)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 175 lbs.

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3rd 5th

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694 yards receiving yards and 5 TDs in his senior year through first 10 games in senior season (Dorman went on to a state title)

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