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Clemson Football: Clemson's Receiving Corps is More Than Sammy Watkins

on April 09 2013 1:37 AM
Clemson Football: Clemson's Receiving Corps is More Than Sammy Watkins

 

Everyone that watches Clemson football is aware of the ability of receiver Sammy Watkins.

He's dangerous anywhere with the football, so long as he's on the field. And with Deandre Hopkins having departed to pursue an NFL career, Watkins will have the opportunity to shine as the primary receiver.

But with teams sure to roll their coverage to contain Watkins, he will need help from his supporting cast of receivers. Luckily for him, Clemson happens to have a cast that is among the best in the ACC and arguably in the nation, and these supporting players' roles will be expanded in 2012.

First, we have rising junior Charone Peake.

This Moore, South Carolina native has been patient, waiting in the wings behind the now departed Jaron Brown, but got more playing time due to Watkins' suspensions and injuries last season. Peake flashed his ball skills and was reliable with his opportunities, catching 25 balls for 172 yards and two touchdowns. He has an opportunity to be a bigger part of the offense this season and could get more single-coverage looks due to the presence of Watkins.