Photo of Charone Peake
Drafted By: Jets

Combine Results

Grade
5.84 ?
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.69 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Peake is your typical size/speed receiver you take late and hope for the best. He was buried behind a plethora of NFL talent in college so this is a chance for Jets coaches to see him up close and find out what they have. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'2" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 209LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Named as one of the top 15 players in the country coming out of high school, big things were expected from Peake when he arrived at Death Valley. However, injuries and other rising stars (DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins) held off his explosion on the scene until late in his career. Peake played in 14 games as a true freshman (4-71 receiving, 2-22 kick returns) and started two of 13 games played in a sophomore campaign (25-172, two TD receiving). Peake started the first two games of the 2013 season (8-84, one TD) before tearing his ACL in a September practice. He took a medical redshirt that season, and eventually made his way back onto the field the next season (four starts in seven games, 12-129, two TD receiving). Finally healthy and fully utilized with Deshaun Watson running an excellent Clemson offense that pushed the Tigers to the national championship game, Peake had the best year of his career in 2015 (50-716, five TD).


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.37 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Possesses outstanding combination of size, length and deep speed. Looks the part of a WR1. Plays with consistent lean and acceleration into routes. Big athlete with some shake underneath to separate in tight quarters. Controlled strider after the catch with ability to hit top gear quickly on wide receiver screens and crossers. Is best when aggressively finishing catches against cornerbacks. Three-level potential as a pass catcher. Shows cornerbacks varied route speeds. Sells route at his top speed, but has another gear saved up to overtake defender when he hits the gas. Legitimate deep ball threat. Has potential to be dominant run blocker if he commits. Hard worker in the classroom and scouts love his personal character.

Weaknesses

Hands are extremely small for his size and position. Late to get hands in catch­-ready position on intermediate throws. Dropped five passes for drop rate of 9.1 percent. Slows a bit on vertical routes when turning to find ball rather than maintaining top speed. Can improve working to open spaces against zone. Production never matched talent. Inconsistent in release success against press. Injuries are a major concern with two knee surgeries in his background.

Draft Projection

Round 3

Sources Tell Us

"Like his size and speed but hands are dicey. Will work out well and get people excited." -- Southeastern area scout.

NFL Comparison

Javon Walker

Bottom Line

Rare combination of size and speed that can often be found in number one wide receivers. Peake was highly regarded coming out of high school but failed to post eye-­popping production thanks, in part, to two knee injuries. While his small hands are a concern, his athleticism and ability to operate on all levels of the field warrant consideration inside the first three rounds if his medicals check out.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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